Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
...and more stories for young musicians
Scholastic Storybook Treasures
approx. 58 mins.
Ages 4 - 8
Six favorite classic children's stories are brought to life on a read-along DVD.
- Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman, music by Marvin Hamlisch. A lonesome trombone is joined by various instruments, one by one, to form a chamber group of ten.
- Musical Max by Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Arlane Dewey, narrated by Mary Beth Hurt. Max stops playing music when his neigbors complain about the noise. What will he do instead?
- The Star-Spangled Banner illustrated by Peter Spier, sung by Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin lends hers soulful voice to this moving rendition of our national anthem.
- Keeping House by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Wendy Sith. Songwriter Lizzie Firkin would rather sing and dance than do chores. What if people think she's lazy or sloppy?
- Patrick written and illustrated by Quentin Blake. When Patrick plays his violin, the most unusual things start to happen: fish can fly, cows can dance, and trees grow cakes!
- Apt. 3 written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Charles Turner. Intrigued by the sounds of a harmonica, two brothers set off on a search to find the musician in an old tenement building.