The First Music by Dylan PritchettThe First Music by Dylan Pritchett

The First Music

byDylan PritchettIllustratorErin Bennett Banks

Hardcover | September 5, 2006

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Don't just sit and watch, join the parade!Inspired by the sounds and rhythms of the west African forest, avid storyteller and performer, Dylan Pritchett weaves a tale that reveals the music we all have inside us. In the beginning, each animal make his own sound-everyone, that is, except the frogs, who seem more comfortable listening than performing. But when Elephant stumbles on a log, he accidentally creates an intriguing, unfamiliar sound that engages everyone's attention. What follows might be called the first jam session, with each animal contributing his or her unique sound to the rhythm to create an engaging, harmonious, sweet sound - the first music. Erin Bennett Banks' bold and vibrant oil paintings capture not only the density of the African forest and the personalities of its inhabitants but also bring this cumulative tale to a satisfying crescendo. These singing animals create a wonderful harmony as well as teach readers the importance of citizenship, resourcefulness and sharing.August House Publishers also offers an animated version of The First Music as well as free lesson plans! Visit
Dylan Pritchett Bio: Dylan Pritchett shares his folktales with thousands of children and adults throughout the country in more than 200 performances a year. Dylan is inspired by cultural folktales with a positive message that cross cultural boundaries. Through his writing, he hopes to encourage and bring joy to people of a...
Title:The First MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.4 × 8.9 × 0.38 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874837766

ISBN - 13:9780874837766