The Jumbo Book of Music

Deborah Dunleavy
Louise Phillips

Beat out a trash-can rhythm, bang on a water-cooler bass drum or blast a tune from a rubber-hose bugle! This Jumbo Book has instructions on how to make and play instruments from all over the world. From creating a thumb piano to playing a didgeridoo, the activities in the book are fun and easy. Kids learn about different musical styles and make music on their own or together without needing technical musical knowledge.

Kids can
• play music from around the world
• make over 50 unique instruments
• compose their own songs
• create a One Kid Band
• experiment with beats and harmonies
• try a cappella and cool body jive
• throw an African rhythm party

A companion CD is also available.

978-1-55074-723-2 | Mar 1, 2001
List Price: USD $14.95, CAD $16.95
2-color 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 208 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“This book is filled with hundreds of ideas for making musical instruments, composing songs and playing music from around the world.”
— Canadian Living, March 2001
“Everything about this book is fun and generates activity. ... Used to its fullest extent, this book should be well thumbed.”
— CM Magazine, June 2001
“What really makes the book stand out is the creative way in which the author groups the instruments. The categories range from a one-kid band playing a washboard and a musical hat, to a jug band, to a “trash” band playing rash cans, pop bottles, and air vents like the cast of the musical Stomp. Even more fun are the musical suggestions.”
— School Library Journal, April 2001
2001 - Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2001 - Parents' Choice Award, Winner

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