Mar 8, 2011
3:35 PM | Posted by Elana | Edit Post
Mayra Calvani, author of The Magic Violin, which I reviewed a few months ago, has recently published a new picture book for children called Frederico, the Mouse Violinist. Frederico is a small mouse living in the 1600's with the famous violin maker, Stradivari. Every day he watches Stradivari make his famous Stradivarius violins and dreams of playing one. He slowly teaches himself how to play the violin (even though it's much too big for him), and one night Stradivari spies him playing beautifully on one of his violins. The next day Frederico sees Stradivari making something very small, but he doesn't know what it could be...do you?
This is the sweetest book. I love how Frederico first explores the violin, teaching children about all of the parts of the violin. Then, he starts to play...
Frederico, the Mouse Violinist is a great book for kids of all ages, but especially 9 - 12. It's fantastic if you're looking to encourage a child to learn to play the violin or if you have a child that's already enthralled with this instrument (as I was). Frederico is such a lovable mouse, and I promise you will love the ending as much as I did.
Cost: You can buy Frederico, the Mouse Violinist for $10.95 from Amazon.com. ($$$$)
Overall: We give Frederico, the Mouse Violinist a 9.5/10!
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We were sent Frederico, the Mouse Violinist free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.