Friday, May 4, 2018

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 4th May 2018 - "My First Piano Book" by Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman (Naxos Books)

This is an absolutely fantastic Book of the Week for little ones who are just taking their first few steps in learning a musical instrument...
C has been learning the Piano for a number of years now, so whooped with glee when "My First Piano Book" by Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman arrived through our letterbox.

More than just a music instruction book, this fabulous animal-filled book actually tells more of a story about the piano and then invites little ones to take on a few simple exercises themselves, before learning how to read music, what notes actually mean and following the brilliantly compiled CDs also included with the book.

Join Lion, Tortoise, Monkey, Seagull, Duck, Elephant, Snake, Horse, Frog, Penguin and Pig as they all come together to celebrate what the piano can do. 

Following the international success of My First Classical Music Book, Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman return with My First Piano Book: an original and vibrant introduction for children to one of the world s greatest musical instruments. 

Bursting with life and humour, My First Piano Book flaunts the piano in all its glory to inspire a new audience. 

Each page is a treat to explore, as its animal characters show what they know (and what they don't!)

It truly is both informative and great fun. C really enjoyed working through the exercises (which she did really well at). Now she's encouraging me to use the book to learn the piano myself (it's about time I did actually, I haven't played a musical instrument in years!)

C's best bit: Working through the musical exercises along with the animals, and listening to the two CDs. 

Daddy's favourite bit: All the encouragement I need to start learning the piano myself!

"My First Piano Book" by Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman is out now, published by Naxos Books (kindly supplied for review).