Sounds Good!: Discover 50 Instruments

by Ole Könnecke (Author) Ole Könnecke (Illustrator)

Sounds Good!: Discover 50 Instruments
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

An interactive, engagingly written and illustrated introduction to musical instruments

An interactive introduction to musical instruments with 50 original compositions to listen to—from the kazoo to the bassoon.

What does a double bass or a sitar sound like? What's the difference between bongos and congas? Which instrument has only one note? Which one takes just 30 seconds to learn?

This book engagingly presents 50 common and uncommon musical instruments with practical and curious facts that will spark interest in music of all kinds. Each instrument features a piece of music composed by an award-winning musician, accessed via QR code.

With instruments presented outside conventional categories, the book is open to all ways of listening and learning. Aspects of history, music theory, and culture are lightly mixed with information about how instruments are made and played. Instruments of all sorts include the voice and computer and unusual instruments such as the theremin and vuvuzela, alongside those that are well known.

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Kirkus Reviews

This book would serve as an incredible resource for teachers and caregivers alike eager to find a child-friendly introduction to sound and music history. A noteworthy, useful, and modern instrument encyclopedia.

School Library Journal

Each instrument is showcased in a spread that pairs humorous visuals with an informative paragraph featuring history and fun facts, making for a breezy and engaging reading experience. The charming comic-style illustrations complement the lighthearted tone of the text . . . this book offers a joyful introduction to musical instruments and music appreciation.

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date
February 06, 2024
BISAC categories
JNF036090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Music | Instruments
JNF069000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Musical instruments
Composition (Music)
Informational works

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