Explore all 5 titles, and bring these classic stories to life with sounds and excerpts from music pieces! A thoroughly enriching way to introduce story time and classical music to little ones. Press the buttons to hear the music as you flip through the pages. Each sound clip lasts for a reasonable time frame, we think this series will be a great companion for bedtime! Illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, who loves to paint and create children's stories about adventure and exploration.
5 titles in this book series - 1) The Story Orchestra : Four Seasons in One Day Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day, following a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they take on the adventure of a lifetime. Accompanied by pieces from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this is the first title in a series of sound books that bring classical music to life for young children.
2) The Story Orchestra : The Nutcracker Follow Clara on a magical adventure in this retelling of the classic ballet story. Watch the nutcracker battle the mouse king, meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and journey to the Land of Sweets, where wonder and excitement await... Press the note on every page to hear the story come to life with music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, then listen to all the sounds again at the back of the book!
3) The Story Orchestra : Swan Lake Discover the spellbinding magic of Swan Lake in this musical retelling of the ballet - push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Tchaikovsky's score. This tale of a prince, a beautiful swan princess and an evil sorcerer begins in a woodland clearing far, far away. As you and your little one journey through the magical scenes, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the ballet's music.
4) The Story Orchestra : The Sleeping Beauty Discover the enchanting world of The Sleeping Beauty in this musical retelling of the ballet - push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Tchaikovsky's score. Guardian: 'a lively retelling - each spread is like an illuminated garden' Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora. All sound clips are 10 seconds long. The perfect primer to introduce children to classical music.
5) The Story Orchestra : Carnival of the Animals Discover the magical world of Carnival of the Animals - push the button in each breathtaking scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Camille Saint-Saens' score. One day, two brothers discover a magical animal kingdom behind their bookcase. They are greeted by the royal lion with his shaggy mane; ask for directions from an old lonely tortoise; take a ride on some lumbering elephants; topple a skeleton of dinosaur bones; and swim among a school of shimmering fish.
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