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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Homeschool Wednesday

  For this Homeschool Wednesday I get the pleasure of highlighting a new book. We of course love new books in our family as do most families. I love this book because its not just empty information. Its called 'Frederico, the Mouse Violinist' written by Mayra Calvani and illustrated by K.C. Snider. Learn the parts of the violin with Frederico, the Mouse Violinist!
  Frederico is a tiny mouse with a big dream: he wants to become a violinist. Each day he watches as Stradivari makes his famous violins. Each night, he sneaks into the workshop to play. But the violins are too big! Then, unbeknown to Frederico, Stradivari sees him playing and begins carving a tiny device. Could it be a famous Strad especially for Frederico?(summary taken from Mayra's blog)
 This book has fun activities at the end. A great book to pair with a homeschool music lesson on violins or just a bedtime story. The pictures are bright, colorful, and engaging. The story is fun and you don't even realize your learning. My kids really enjoyed the activity page at the end. They could match the word with the picture about things they learned from the story, such as which part is the scroll on the violin. They enjoyed learning the different parts of the violin and who Antonio Stradivari was.  You can go here to Guardian Angel website to purchase this book for yourself! You can also follow Mayra via her blog here.

  These are my options and I was not compensated in any way for this review. I received a PDF copy to review.


Mayra Calvani said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I really appreciate it!

Nicole weaver said...

Oh my! what a wonderful review for a very talented author and friend. Bravo! Thank you for sharing this great review of Mayra's book, she is truly a very gifted author!

Nicole Weaver

April said...

Wonderful review! I love books that have activities at the end to tie-in with the story. This sounds like such an awesome and wonderful book!