Maestro Classics have created 8 CD's that combine classical music with the retelling of classical stories we all love.
Borne out of the Stories in Music series, the creative team of Stephen and Bonnie Simon debuted at the Kennedy Center. The Simons decided to expand their innovative music series so that children everywhere could enjoy listening.
This entertaining and educational series has earned several prestigious educational awards,
Peter and the Wolf
The Story of Swan Lake
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Casey at the Bat
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Juanita the Spanish Lobster
Juanita la longosta espanola
I was sent a free copy of
The Tortise and the Hare to review for TOS.
The CD contains:
1. The story with the music
2. About the story
3. Pretzel Vendor of Paris Song
4. About the Music
5. Now that we know a bit more (this is where they replay the story and we listen for various things we have learned about on the other tracks.
6. Pepare to Perform7. Pretzel Vendor of Paris sing a long
I was curious to see how my children would think of listening to this. They loved it! I played it in the car when we were running errands. They all wanted to listen to it again right after we listened to it the first time. My older two picked up on the various instruments and tried to listen and "find" various instruments. We really enjoyed it. My only concern about this particular story is that the hare stops to eat and and talks about drinking wine. I find that it should not have been put in the story. I do not think having animals (or anyone) drinking in a story specifically designed and marketed to children to include drinking alcohol.
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Price: $16.98 for each CD
There are additionally 3 gift sets including books also available for $24.99.