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Ages 7 to 10, Grades 2 to 5
Journey around the globe to explore a musicalcave, peek inside a piano, and find out how to play an instrument withouttouching it.From ancient instruments made from shells to instruments thatmake music with lightning, discover an orchestra of instruments you can shake,pluck, scrape, hit, and blow—and how you can make your own. Grouped intopercussion instruments, wind, and string, as well as the weird and wonderfulthat defy categorization, Around the World in 80 Musical Instrumentscovers traditional instruments from various cultures, such as the gamelan andmbira, as well as the creations of modern artists and musicians, such as theWintergatan Marble Machine and the eerie-sounding yaybahar. Readers will evendiscover a band that plays exclusively on instruments fashioned from freshvegetables and makes the scraps into soup to serve to the audience!Includes a stunning central gatefold that opens out to revealall 80 trees and how they relate to each other in families.A visual celebration of the huge variety of musicalinstruments found across the globe, from those you know to those you almostcertainly don't!
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