From the Set Musical Instruments
A very simple introduction to various types of drums, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.
- The Drum
- Rhythm Instruments
- People Making Nature Sounds
- How Are Drums Made?
- Drums for Many Reasons
- Beating A Drum
- Making Sounds with Movement
- Different Kinds of Drums
- More Drums
- To Learn More
- Index and About the Author
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Musical Instruments from School Library Connection on May 1, 2020
This series about musical instruments is just what we have come to expect from Child’s World publications, with each title displaying clear photographs and equally clear text to explain and explore each of the titular instruments. Written by several different authors, the series presents information in a clear and organized way while covering the history of each instrument and its type (i.e. percussion, string, wind, etc.). Beginning music students will find information to help them understand the details of each instrument and possibly help them decide which instrument they might like play. Each volume includes websites for more information, an introduction to the author, a glossary with phonetic pronunciation, and captions for the photos. Hardcover bindings will stand up to repeat use while the 24 page length can be read briskly in one sitting and by those who are not reading at grade level. Both classroom and music teachers will find these tidy books useful and enjoyable to read. Index. Table of Contents.
Author: Pamela K. Harris
Pamela K. Harris grew up in Oregon and currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She directs a non-profit organization that provides early childhood education to children from low-income backgrounds. She has testified before Congress on the importance of early childhood education. She loves being a student herself and has a PhD in Educational Leadership.