Camille Saint-Saens' Suite and the accompanying story by John Lithgow
During one of the Live Classes on our Facebook page last week,
we explored the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens and read the story that John Lithgow wrote to accompany it.
Illustrations by Boris Kulikov
Check out the Live Classes on our Facebook Page
I was given the most amazing gift today and I don't even know who to thank!
Since we're under Stay At Home orders here in Denton and I haven't ordered anything, I was surprised to hear a knock at my door just before the 11am Facebook Live Class this morning. I found 3 boxes with 10 music books that appear to be ones from my Amazon Wishlist. But there wasn't a card or anything else telling me who my wonderful new patron is, just the books in the boxes.
Thank you! I almost cried while sharing them in the Preschool Polyphonics Live Class. I'm like a child at Christmas right now in my excitement to read and sing them all with you guys!
You can see me showing off the books in the Facebook Live Class here:
If you would like to contribute to our free community events (when Denton reopens) or donate while classes are closed, here are the links:
Musical Storytime Wishlist
Gift Cards for Future Classes, Never Expires
Instrument Petting Zoo Wishlist
Live Stream Schedule until April 4:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Sat
10am Infants & Toddlers music activities
11am Preschool Polyphonics
2pm Songs & Games for 6-9 years (not Saturdays)
Books I was given today:
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles, a fold-out book with pictures from the movie.
Risseldy, Rosseldy adapted by John Feierabend and Illustrated by Ashley Poulin
Blowin in the Wind by Bob Dylan, Illustrated by Jon J Muth
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver, Adapted & Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
My Favorite Things from Rogers & Hammerstein's Sound of Music, Illustrated by Renee Graef
A, B, See...The Beatles! An ABC book by Jill Davis, Illustrated by Jeanne Conway
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo! by John Lithgow, Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
88 Instruments by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Louis Thomas
M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin, Illustrated by Katherine Larson
Home on the Range retold by Steven Anderson, Illustrated by Maxine Labrun
Links to video demonstrations of different drums that Ms. Tonya used during the Livestream on 3/19/20
Full Musical Storytime video:
Cuban Drum Circle:
Mother Land Drums, Master Djembe player:
Ayan Bisi Adeleke, Master Dundun player:
Alejandro Berillo, Afro-Cuban Drum Master, Congas:
Caribbean Connection Steel Dum Band: