Carnival Of The Animals by Prelutsky & GrandPré
From Alfred A. Knopfby Jack Prelutsky and Mary GrandPré
America's first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns's The Carnival Of The Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music - tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan - or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work.