Product Review - Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra

~ Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:39 AM ~

I was wondering where should I categorise this post review on, book or music or what and finally decided to put it under 'Product Review' for my post title. The reason is because this book also came with the accompanying CD that tells the storyline with wonderful music and instruments in the background. Now I do not have any background or experience in musical field, so the reason why I decided to review this is because I want my 2 kiddos to learn and appreciate music. How sounds are made, how songs are composed and how different instruments can create wonderful tunes and songs.

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Description from the product page:
"In the best-selling and award-winning book Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra, Iceland’s best-loved mouse discovers the wonders of music and the symphony orchestra in his own joyful and charming manner.

The book, by Hallfrídur Ólafsdóttir and Þórarinn Már Baldursson, of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, tells the tale of the mouse, Maximus Musicus, who by chance finds himself in a concert hall. What an interesting and adventurous turn his life has suddenly taken! Maxi enjoys himself so much that he decides to stay in the concert hall and see what happens the next day. There he experiences many strange and funny events as well as some wonderful and moving sounds as the orchestral musicians warm up, tune their instruments, rehearse, and finally play the pieces in concert.

The book is illustrated with Þórarinn Már Baldursson’s endearing images and accompanied by an audio CD featuring Stella Arman’s warm and humorous narration, together with music carefully chosen to suit the young audience: Ravel’s Bolero, a Fanfare and some galloping encores as well as Maxi’s own catchy song."

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The red colored hardcover book has a total of 40 pages, about 8.5 inches X 10.5 inches X 0.375 inches, and includes an accompanying audio CD where the storyline is narrated by Stella Arman with beautiful and captivating music and sounds as the background.

I used the opportunity to teach my kiddos the many types of musical instruments and I found myself learning too as there are some musical instruments which I have never seen or heard before too!

My 16 months old girl is especially captivated on the cute illustrated Maximus and keeps on pointing at it to me as I go through the storyline with her. My almost 4 years old boy on the other hand is more interested in looking at the various types of musical instruments and listening to the sounds each instruments made.

The music and storytelling is perfect for my 2 kiddos who love fun, groovy and exciting tunes now! A wonderful book that will delight and educate your child, even yourself!

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You can get this book from Music Word Media website.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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Comments (1) -

Angel Leong

Good book for child education. Perhaps can discover musical talent on certain children =)

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