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Sunday 11 January 2015

Review: Frogs Play Cellos (Did You Know?)

Did you know that “the hyperbass flute is pitched so low that it’s outside what scientists consider the range of human hearing!”

The latest in the Did You Know? series is Frogs Play Cellos, and it’s all about music and instruments.

In keeping with the rest of the series, this book has its quirky characters (frogs, cats, rabbits, pigs and many others) to accompany you as you dip in and out of musical trivia. First things first, though, frogs do play cellos, but not the way you might imagine. Apparently “every bow has what is called a ‘frog’ … the part of the bow you hold when you play a string instrument.”

In Frogs Play Cellos, you’ll learn other fun facts about the parts and origins of certain instruments and types of music, as well as cultural influences and musicians. This series of books isn’t necessarily the kind to use for a school project, but it is likely to pique the interest of curious kids and keep them entertained.

Jump on in and test your knowledge!

Title: Frog Play Cellos (Did You Know?)
Author: Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot
Illustrator: Pete Oswald and Aaron Spurgeon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $7.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781481414258
For ages: 5-8
Type: Junior Non-fiction