Music Class Today! (Hardcover)

By David Weinstone, Vin Vogel (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374351311, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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Music class is underway!

As soon as the teacher starts to play his guitar and sing, the kids are whirling and twirling and having a blast. But for one hesitant little music maker, it is all a bit overwhelming at first. With energetic and bright illustrations, this reassuring story about the courage it sometimes takes to try something new will resonate with children everywhere.

From David Weinstone, the creator of the wildly popular Music for Aardvarks program, and the pitch-perfect Vin Vogel comes this infectious celebration of music class that will make you want to sing and dance with your own little ones!

About the Author

DAVID WEINSTONE is a classically trained former punk rocker who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and three children. He founded Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, an interactive music class for preschoolers, in 1997. Today, the classes are taught all over the country, and there are sixteen original albums that feature Weinstone's beloved songs. His books include Music Class Today! and All My Friends Are Fast Asleep.

Vin Vogel is a Brazilian-born author and illustrator based in New York City. He has illustrated many books for children and young adults, including Maddi's Fridge and The Thing About Yetis.

Praise For Music Class Today!

“[A] friendly, stylishly illustrated rhyme-fest.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Weinstone...certainly knows what makes a class tick (or rock). The children in the class are wonderfully diverse...[and] the mannerisms of the kids are spot-on. Listen to Weinstone sing the song (available for download from the publisher). It will become addictive. Reassurance for wallflowers everywhere.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Children will ask for repeated readings to catch all of the action in Vogel's boldly colored, expressive illustrations . . . A welcome addition to picture book collections.” —School Library Journal