Touch, listen, and learn.
The latest addition to the Montessori –inspired Discovery Concepts series, joins the band to learn the sounds a variety of instruments make. From the “OOMPAH” of a tuba to the “CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!” of cymbals, little ones will love reciting each sound. Tactile sandpaper musical notes illustrate each instrument’s output while creative words encourage kids to make the sounds for themselves.
Innovative back matter includes a QR code on the final spread of the book, which when scanned on a smartphone, features a marching band playing all of the instruments featured in the book.
1) Do you know what each instrument is called? What it sounds like? Scanning the QR code on the back of the book will take you to a page on the publisher’s site where you can hear each instrument included in the book.
2) Did you notice that the touch and feel shapes change depending on the type of instrument? Which instruments have notes and which have lines?
Katie Wilson is an illustrator and designer based in beautiful New Zealand.
Creating for both adults and children, her illustrations are sweet and cheerful with a handmade feel.
Her work has appeared in magazines, greeting cards and books. Clients include Hallmark, Papyrus, Rotovision, Quartet and Woodmansterne.