Book Review: Zoo Orchestra

zooZoo Orchestra is a book made up of a series of paintings of zoo animals playing various instruments that you’d find in an orchestra.  First is the painting, then the name of the painting (typically the animal and the instrument names) and then there is a small write up about the instrument, a small write up about the animal and a song that you can listen to if you would like to hear the instrument better.  The paintings are adorable and I enjoyed the little bit of back story on the instruments and animals throughout – this easily could have been just a picture book but I liked that you could learn a lot from it as well.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Everyone is invited to the Zoo Orchestra!

Enter the delightful world of the Zoo Orchestra, where animals embody the instruments they masterfully play.

The fanciful sounds of the clarinet are played by the angelic pig, who, like his instrument, has a circular snout perfect for making all kinds of sounds.

The gravity-defying squirrel uses a piccolo to whistle out tunes; its pocket-size is very much the large bass players’ envy!

Don’t forget the gentle koala, whose rich-sounding viola is an important addition to every orchestra.

The gravity-defying squirrel uses a piccolo to whistle out tunes; its pocket-size is very much the large bass players’ envy!

Author Manuel Díaz combines his own imaginative paintings with the knowledge and experience as a concert viola player to present a world where any age of reader can learn about the world of classical music. Zoo Orchestra uses humor, imagination, and original art to create a magical symphony of animals that all audiences will enjoy!

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