Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Wordless Wednesday - The Violin
And now for the non-wordless part:
Little Rat Makes Music, by Monika Bang-Campbell is perfect for little children who think that they would love to play an instrument and make beautiful music but simply lack the self-discipline to put in the long hours of practice required to do so! Little Rat thinks he would love to play the violin - until he tries. Frustration over not being able to make it sound pleasant, he lacks the desire to practice. (I'm sure there are many parents as well as many children who can identify with this issue.) This book concludes with some perseverance and enjoyment of the music Little Rat eventually learns to produce.
Cute book and, in our case, extremely relevant. Only we gave up after a month. Still - we tried. And at 3 years old, trying was about all I was hoping for at this point!