Monday, 30 September 2019

"The Classic FM Family Music Box" by Tim Lihoreau and Sam Jackson (White Lion Publishing)

This is a superb idea for a book, making the enjoyment of classical music enjoyable and accessible at the same time, while teaching children some fascinating facts about iconic classical pieces and their composers.

"The Classic FM Family Music Box" by Sam Jackson and Tim Lihoreau is a fantastic interactive book featuring 8 short snippets of music from world famous composers, as well as a ton of facts and information about the music, the figures behind those amazing pieces of work, and their life and times.

It's an awesome way to introduce children to classical pieces they may know from movies, TV or games, brought to life with fabulous illustrations to underpin the collection of facts crammed between the covers of this intriguing title.

Readers will be introduced to the genius of legendary artists such as Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Elgar, Handel, Verdi, Vivaldi and Strauss, and will experience their lives, inspirations and music in a whole new way. 

The life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The book also features more opportunities to listen to pieces with innovative QR codes provided to link directly through to great renditions of music through a tablet or smartphone.

Mozart's iconic "The Magic Flute"
Sum this book up in a sentence: A superb interactive book with brilliant facts and figures, stunning illustrations and the perfect inroad into the world of classical music. 

"The Classic FM Family Music Box" by Sam Jackson and Tim Lihoreau is out now, published by White Lion Publishing (kindly supplied for review).