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said: Apr 7, 2010
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I am looking for story books or other books suitable for kindergarten kids with the cello as topic. For little violin players there are a lot of books both story and “reference” books. I have not come across too many for the little cellist, so recommendations are very wellcome. I would also like to have some nice CDs with cello music for fun listening—any ideas?
Thanks for your help.
Regards Rippe

Carey Rasmussen said: Apr 8, 2010
Carey Rasmussen
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Violin
Hanahan, SC
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I know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello, by Barbara S. Garriel and John O’Brien

This hilarious remake of “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” includes a man who swallows many musical instruments to jam with each other, starting with a cello. Finally, the man eats the tiniest, tiniest caskabell. I don’t know why he swallowed the cello, but he does bellow!

The illustrations by John O’Brien are very interesting and colorful. Each page is in a different musical venue and has a different instrument. Children love the changing shapes inside the man as he gets larger and larger.

Preschool through 2nd grade. Boyds Mills Press (March 2004) ISBN: 978-1590780435

Read more at Suite101: Storybooks Can Teach Children About Music: Three Books That Can Encourage an Interest in Music http://childrensmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/musical_storybooks_teach_children_about_music#ixzz0kVnGXUZr

The Cello of Mr. O is a story about one man’s courage and the healing power of music in war time.
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Jane Cutler
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: In a war-torn city a young girl struggles with fear and anger. Her neighbor Mr. O faces his fear and, in defiance, plays the cello. In his music and his courage the young girl and the neighbors find a type of peace and find their own courage.

Connie Sunday said: Apr 8, 2010
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
667 posts

Some of this material is about cello:
**
Children’s Fiction: Strings**
Compiled by Giny McConathy

Includes:
Picturebooks and Easy Readers | Chapter Books for Younger Elementary Children | Fiction for Teens

Free Handouts for Music Teachers & Students:
http://beststudentviolins.com/library.html#handouts

Laura said: Apr 8, 2010
 
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Piano
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The Muscal Life of Gustav Mole is one of my favorites for little kids. It mentions almost all classical instruments. I believe there is also a sequel but I can’t remember the title.

Barb said: Apr 10, 2010
Barb Ennis
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Cello
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The Muscal Life of Gustav Mole is one of my favorites for little kids. It mentions almost all classical instruments. I believe there is also a sequel but I can’t remember the title.

AND includes a nice CD with music including the cello. Here’s a good review from Amazon:

4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to many elements of music, March 20, 2008
By S. Allan “”ZooMom”" (Pacific Northwest)—See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
This review is from: The Musical Life of Gustav Mole (Child’s Play Library) (Paperback)
This is a very well-done book and CD. The narration is minimal, and I can’t imagine owning the book and not having the CD to accompany it. Some musical concepts it introduces are mood, groups (duet, trio, quartet, quintet, orchestra), instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, oboe, flute, piano, saxophone, banjo, guitar, trombone, xylophone, accordion, triangle, recorder, tambourine, drums, and the orchestral sections), style (concerto, chamber, opera, dance, folk, jazz) and much more! But at the same time, this book is beautifully simple. Soft and child-friendly illustrations, and simple, flowing plot. After the tracks with the narrator there is a repeat of the music without any words.

Barb
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Barb said: Apr 10, 2010
Barb Ennis
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Cello
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Rodney Farrar’s FAT NOTES Cellobration! CD!

The cello ensemble music is also available in a spiral bound book.

https://suzukiassociation.org/news/3391/
http://www.fatnotes.com/Site/Welcome.html—listen to sound clips here

Barb
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said: Apr 13, 2010
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Thanks to all.
I will be in England in a couple of weeks time so that I hope to be able to browse the books at the shops. Its easier to decide when one gets to see the books in real. :D
Regards Rippe

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