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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!


  1. What a fantastic picture- your little guy is adorable!

    My oldest has just started an instrument this year- 4th grade is the first year for the instrumental music program at school. Last night was the first concert and what fun it was! :)

  2. I'm just amazed at anyone who can play an instrument. My kids will not even try.

  3. I love the juxtaposition of the photo of your son and the book cover - they work perfectly together!

  4. Adorable!! I love this. What a cute blog post, and what a cute little violinist. :)

    Your blog is lovely! I'm looking forward to finding lots of books here to red to my kids. Thank you!