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Words, musical words

Format: Other Kits 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile J Backpack Words, musical words
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J Backpack Words, musical words
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Juvenile J BACKPACK KIT WORDS MUSICAL WORDS
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Juvenile
He's shy, a wallflower. He's the man at the side of the room listening to a duet for cello and viola. Even now you wouldn't notice him. But our shy fellow suddenly has an urge to swallow a cello, which is precisely what he does. And he doesn't stop there. He follows it with a harp, a sax, and a fiddle. On and on he goes, trying to satisfy his voracious appetite for musical instruments. A strange diet, you say? It's the perfect diet for a strange fellow, a strange, shy fellow.
I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello / Barbara S. Garriel
Musical instruments from A to Z / Bobbie Kalman.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. As the title indicates, this takeoff is based on the familiar cumulative song, The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly. In this case, a shy fellow with an appetite for music gulps down a cello, harp, sax, fiddle, cymbal, flute, kazoo, and cascabel. Then he coughs up each instrument, producing an eclectic musical ensemble. The bouncy narrative injects fresh imagery and energetic language into the traditional ditty. The elongated, goofy-looking characters, especially the fish-faced shy fellow, amplify the silliness. The busy, frizzy illustrations, filled with musical foliage, are too detailed for groups, but the story is a surefire read-aloud, and kids will enjoy examining the pictures afterward. --Linda Perkins Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Instead of an old woman who swallows a fly, this droll cumulative tale introduces a shy fellow who swallows a cello. "I don't know why he swallowed the cello," says the narrator, "Perhaps he'll bellow." The tall, mouse-like protagonist swallows "a harp to jam with the cello," a sax to join the harp, and so on, until he eventually burps up not only the cello, but also the other instruments one by one. Like Terry Gilliam's Monty Python animation, O'Brien's (Poof!) pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor wash are delightfully outr? and full of sly humor. The mischievous fellow resembles a scrawny Ichabod Crane, and as he grows larger, his spindly body matches the shape of each musical instrument he ingests (cutaway views show the accumulating orchestra). O'Brien also injects some amusing subplots: the harp that the man swallows belongs to an Irish dancing troupe, and he takes a cymbal from a marching band performing during halftime on the football field. The six spreads that each feature the regurgitation of an instrument make the last bellow of the cello seem almost anticlimactic. First-time author Garriel's text brims with clever rhymes and at times irregular rhythms. "Not so nimble," says the unseen narrator, "to swallow a cymbal.... Strange thing to do, swallow a kazoo." But the good-natured fun will appeal to music lovers and fans of silly stories. Ages 5-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Sprout (Canton, Ohio)
Subjects Readiness for school -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs.
Early childhood education -- Activity programs.
Preschool children -- Books and reading -- Juvenile literature.
Musical instruments -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher [Canton, Ohio] :2014
Other Titles Nontraditional items, Musical instruments and equipment, Kits.
Nontraditional items, Educational materials for children, Kits.
I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello.
Musical instruments from A to Z.
Contributors Garriel, Barbara S. I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello.
Kalman, Bobbie. Musical instruments from A to Z.
Early Childhood Resource Center, publisher.
Language English
Notes Title from contents list.
Description 1 kit ; in clear plastic backpack + 2 books + 7 musical instruments (10 pieces) + 1 puzzle (8 pieces) + 1 activity sheet + 1 booklet.
ISBN 9781590780435
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