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Stories in Music: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Audio CD and Paperback Book)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Children's Music
Introducing new gift sets of this beautiful & popular release! The Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel Gift Set includes the digipak CD plus the beloved book in paperback. In the tradition of Peter and the Wolf, Magic Maestro... more »
Introducing new gift sets of this beautiful & popular release! The Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel Gift Set includes the digipak CD plus the beloved book in paperback. In the tradition of Peter and the Wolf, Magic Maestro Music/Kids? presents Virginia Lee Burton's beloved children's story, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel® with original music composed and conducted by Stephen Simon. Premiered on the Stories in Music? children's series at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, this classic story is brought to life in a fresh, wondrous way. A wonderful gift for children and teachers combines great music with great children?s literature! Educational and entertaining, this set is unique. CD available separately under Classical Music: B0009I5SMI AWARDS: Parents' Choice Gold, Oppenhein Platinum, Teachers' Choice, ALA Notable, Booklist-Editors' Choice, NAPPA. National Parenting Center, iParenting HOT.
Great learning and listening
Dirt Under her Nails | Virginia | 11/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of course Mike Mulligan is a classic, and you can't go wrong with the book.
As for the recording we really liked the musical version. My kids love it and it is a great addition to our Five in a Row experience. Five in a Row (Five in a Row): Volume 1
There is info about the author and the composer's process and the instruments.
I wasn't crazy about the narrator, but he's ok. I can't see using this as a bedtime story CD since there is so much spoken information, you couldn't just put it on and walk away to let the kiddies doze off.
I highly recommend it for the wide wake educational experience that it is.
After the composer explains about the music, Peter and the Wolf style, the whole story is repeated so you can listen with an informed ear. There is a rousing sing along song with performance tips at the end."