Musicmap Multicutural Series

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a folk song that originated in France, but it is loved by many children all over the world. The book's brightly colored pictures evoke a child's unlimited imagination. Have you ever seen a girl reading a book and sitting on a star? How about a boy who is fishing for stars? Or a boy who is using a star as a slide? You will see all these scenes in this book, which also includes a unique second verse. The vibraphone solo during the Musicmap section creates a sens...
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The song Moon is from Korea and the lyrics were translated into English. The book and the CD recording are bilingual, with words in both Korean and English. An English transliteration is provided so children who don't know Korean can sing the original lyrics. Throughout field testing in the United States and Korea, children obviously enjoyed being able to sing in a second language. The reflective nature of the moon is wonderfully conveyed by the illustrator's oil painting techniques and the S...
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Research has shown that Itsy Bitsy Spider is the song most often sung by mothers in the United States to their young children. It is a traditional American finger-play song. In the orchestral arrangement, specifically the introduction and coda, you will hear a scale that brings to mind a spider climbing up and down. These notes engage children's imaginations. The illustrator used computer graphics and multimedia to create spiders that are cute, colorful and appeal to children.
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This song originated in Germany, but other countries have written new lyrics for the tune. In the United States, the song is about a family rowing a boat and having a happy time. This delightful mood is reflected in the arrangement of the words on the page as well as by the lovely watercolor illustrations. The melody is easy for children to follow and the orchestra beautifully expresses the song's playfulness. Children love to follow the melody in the Musicmap section, with its many striped f...
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Originally from England, this song is about a moment shared between a mother and a child who are playing under a tree. The artist expresses the warmth and beauty of this interaction using a pencil sketch with computer painting; she said she drew upon memories of a trip she took with her young daughter to Yellowstone National Park. The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra's performance highlights the sweeping phrases of the song's arrangement. The clarinet sounds during the Musicmap section will bring...
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The Baby Chicks is a popular song in many Spanish-speaking countries; many adults have childhood memories of their grandmothers singing this song to them. In this beautifully illustrated book the artist used watercolors for the hen and her little chicks, and then created a collage for every page. The rough edges and transparent colors add depth and movement, so it's easy to imagine scooping up one of the fluffy chicks and hearing its little song. The orchestra arrangement, especially the intr...
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The Goldfish Family is based on the melody of the traditional Japanese song Koinobori. Have you ever watched fish move through water? Hearing the smooth performance of the orchestra, you can imagine every gentle bend and curve of the goldfish happily swimming together. The artist used a special ink technique to create the shimmering surface of the water and the swimming fish below. It is as though you are on the shore, peering down to the bottom of a lovely clear pond. Even the words ripple a...
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Burung Kakatua is a folk song from Indonesia about the cockatoo (kakatua) and the village grandmother who listens to it sing. The book is illustrated with photographs of three-dimensional compositions formed of clay. You will be charmed by the beautiful cockatoo and surprised by the lifelike expressions on the grandmother's face as the bird serenades her. Sing along with the children you hear on the CD -- one from the United States singing in English and one from Indonesia singing the origina...
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Oh, Little Rabbit is a popular Greek folk song about a cute but mischievous bunny. As you listen to the lively orchestra arrangement, it is easy to picture a little rabbit hopping along and getting into trouble at every turn. The lyrics are provided in English and Greek, with an English pronunciation at the back of the book, and a young native speaker sings each version of the song. These features make it easier for children to sing along while listening to the included CD. The cute rabbits o...
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This joyful song from West Africa calls you to a land of warm-hearted people and natural beauty. Funga Alafia is a song of welcome, peace, and gratitude. Play the CD, open the book, and let the dynamic sounds of the orchestra with the lively beat of percussion and the vivid illustrations pull you into the pages. Ride a camel! Watch a herd of elephants! Laugh and sing with the children of Africa! The detail in the faces of the children and the various animals inspire imaginary adventures full ...
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Save $80-that's almost 2 free books! Limited Time Only! The Baby Chicks, Burung Kakatua, The Goldfish Family, Lightly Row, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Moon, Oh, Little Rabbit, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree & Funga Alafia.
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