The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day 精装 – 2016年10月5日
Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day! Follow a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle on the adventure of a lifetime. Watch as the little apple tree Isabelle carries with her buds, blossoms and loses its leaves as the seasons change and hear music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by pressing a button on each new spread. This charming and stylishly illustrated sound book also features a biography of Vivaldi at the back along with a guide to the music, and is the perfect introduction to classical music for young children. Manufacturer’s note: please pull the white tab out of the back of the book before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. All sound clips are 10 seconds long.
If you can get past the tricky "button," The Story Orchestra really is worth buying. The story is charming and the illustrations are beautiful. Each spread is intricate and perfectly paired with movements from the Four Seasons. The music clips, too, are lovely. We can spend 20 minutes with just this one book.
My only small complaint is that the buttons which trigger the music can be difficult to push, especially for small fingers. The circuit board is contained within the back cover of the book, so activating the sounds sometimes requires transmitting the pressure through 8-10 pages of the book, which is not easy for 18-month-old fingers! I suspect the only other option would be to have buttons contained in each page, which would obviously make the entire book much thicker.
The bottom line, though, is that my daughter loves this gorgeous book and wants to read it several times a day, and that makes ME happy!
We love Nutcracker one too and are hoping they put out more like this.
Some reviews talk about the buttons being hard to oush. It was for my kids at first but not anymore because they have figured it out u even my one year old can do the ones at the back!