The Maestro Plays

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The Maestro Plays

By Bill Martin, Jr.; Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805017465, 44pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1994

Description

"The Maestro plays. He plays proudly. He plays loudly. He plays slowly. He plays oh-ly."

Bravo to the three maestros who created this virtuoso picture book

There is Maestro Bill Martin, who writes cunningly, punningly, winningly, grinnnigly, unsinningly.

There is Maestro Vladimir Radunsky, who illstrates smartly, artily, grandly (never blandly).

And there is the Maestro of the story himself, who amuses wryly, informs on-the-slyly, and encourages children to see how masterfully they can play with words.



About the Author
BILL MARTIN JR and ERIC CARLE are the team behind the ever-popular "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"; "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?"; "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?"; and, most recently, "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?


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TERESA MLAWER is a widely respected translator and the president of Lectorum Publications, the largest U.S. distributor of children's books in Spanish.



Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many wonderful books, including "The Maestro Plays" by Bill Martin Jr and Woody Guthrie's "Howdi Do." He is also the author-illustrator of "10" (ten) and (with Chris Raschka) of "Table Manners."
The children whose quotes appear in this book all attend The Ambrit International School in Rome. This is their first book.


Praise For The Maestro Plays

"Radunsky’s stylized, hand-colored, cut-paper art triumphantly illustrates Martin’s playful paean to adverbs. At center stage is a clownlike creature, ‘The Maestro,’ who plays a progression of instruments." --Publishers Weekly, starred review