It is always charming and fun to find books that you can read leading up to Christmas or even on that very special day. Some of my most favorite are seeing how people translate some of the most beautiful songs into a story-type of work while keeping the original at heart.
Tomie dePaola is one author who just has a beautiful and simple heart that shines through his works. The artwork is gentle yet amazingly simplistic yet heartfelt at the same time. It allows you to go into an ethnically differe It is always charming and fun to find books that you can read leading up to Christmas or even on that very special day.
It allows you to go into an ethnically different world while yet still being a part of the human race when you close the book.
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In this particular book the story can be either read or sang there are the actual lyrics and notes for the music in the back after the story so it could be a fun book that could be read twice over. Furthermore there are three choir boys who lead the reader onto their adventure of exploring the Nativity from the viewpoint of those who have no voice. Although we see the illustrations as being an reenactment of the Nativity it isn't the humans who are doing the talking part.
Instead each animal included in the special event announces how it has helped the Christ Child so that no present seems too small or too indirect. All in all a beautiful message to share in the holiday season.
Nov 29, Ashley Jacobson rated it really liked it Shelves: And it kind of just ends. I like the clean look of the illustrations in this adaptation of a well-known Christmas carol.
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The pages alternate between wordless spreads and lyrics from the song accompanied by illustrations, which works nicely. I also appreciate that the music is included at the back of the boo, as I needed some help recalling the tune. This is a perfect read-aloud for toddlers and preschoolers, and a great addition to any collection of singable picture books. Nov 01, Luisa Knight rated it liked it Shelves: I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too.
These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. Dec 04, Courtney Stevens rated it liked it. Story of the animals that give of their wool or songs to the Christ child. Jan 19, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: See my review at http: Dec 21, Adrianne Rosal rated it it was amazing. The true meaning of Christmas!!!!!
Dec 10, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Very sweet pictures and familiar song. Dec 20, Jess rated it really liked it Shelves: December - really lovely, I always like dePaola's mix of folksy and reverent. Feb 12, Samantha Meyer rated it liked it Shelves: The carol depicts all the animals and their roles in helping Jesus on the night of his birth. This carol is very beautiful and gives a different point of view to the well known story as it is told from the perspective of the animals and how they felt on the first Christmas.
The rhymes are simple but meaningful. They are very easy to understand Summary: They are very easy to understand for children and would be beneficial in promoting poetry if it weren't for the content of the actual story. As I stated before, the illustrations are very beautiful and follow the story exactly. The book is easy to read and very enjoyable. Download Christmas song for kids in D. Download holiday music for kids in G.
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He metamorphizes into each of the different animals, and sounds so natural that you find yourself wondering which of the voices is his OWN voice! The Adventures of Tonsta. The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble. With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing - an easy Middle C piano arrangement for young students still learning to read notes, and a guitar tab arrangement too! Carol of the Bells guitar tab for your student who is beginning to stretch their abilities with classical or fingerstyle guitar playing. The easy solo shares the melody between the two hands.
It makes a lovely vocal duet.
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I feel that the low C arrangement is especially useful , because it is an easy bunch of notes to approach those lower strings - all open or frets 2 or 3. It is also a nice low sound for this song about animals, that could be used as a contrast for the higher C melody. The other keys are fun as well ; in the G arrangement, there are 2 places where finger 4 needs to be used. Good practice for those little guys, and a reminder of why they need to keep working on their scales! Here is a late elementary-early intermediate piano arrangement of this sweet Christmas music: Most of the measures in this piece are pretty easy , but for kids who are unacquainted with chord inversions, this song will probably be too hard to learn quickly.
The Friendly Beasts, in two keys for bass voices or instruments: Download easy piano Christmas song for kids in Bb. Download easy Christmas song for kids in C.
Download easy printable Christmas piano music for kids in D. Download Christmas piano music the Friendly Beasts for kids in Eb. Download piano arrangement of Christmas song in F.
Download guitar tab in the key of A. Download tablature and chords in the key of C, high. Download tablature and chords in the key of C, low. Download Christmas guitar tab in the key of G. Download lead sheet arrangement of Christmas song in Bb. Download Christmas lead sheet song in C.