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The Keyboard Family Takes Center Stage!
This title covers these subjects: Musical instruments., Music., Keyboard instruments.
The Keyboard Family Takes Center Stage!
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The Keyboard Family Takes Center Stage!

Got talent? The Keyboard family does! With a TAP! TAT! TWANG! and a DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN, the auditorium fills with song. See what makes the keyboards the most show-stopping musical family around.

Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades K-3
Lexile Level670L
ATOS Level3.2
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #137981
Early Intervention Level23
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Dimensions10" x 8"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $25.99 School/Library Price

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Series Made Simple; School Library Journal - Joanna Fabicon

"String, woodwind, keyboard, brass, and percussion instruments get the family treatment through the addition of multi-colored faces and arms on each (a technique that works better with clarinets and saxophones than the floating heads over pianos and drums) and an imagined position within the group. For example, in Keyboard, parents are a harpsichord and electric keyboard, and the children are a piano and a pipe organ. The books explain how members of the same family have different sounds but are played in similar ways. Along with brief overviews about how to play the instruments, sentences like “Max [tuba] burps out loud, low notes. Tiny [trumpet] screams. He can hit the highest notes. Slim’s [trombone] sound slides all over the place,” (Woodwinds) easily capture the music’s tone and/or mood. Useful books for a music-themed story time." - Series Made Simple; School Library Journal

November 1, 2010

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, where she waterskied on the Mississippi River, played basketball, and skateboarded. She has written more than forty books for children and taught creative writing to children and teens. Trisha received a 2012 Minnesota State Artist’s Initiative Grant. She won the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, Loft Award in Children’s Literature/Older Children. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen Shaskan, who is a children’s book author and illustrator.

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