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What Do Frogs and Yo-Yo Ma Have in Common?

They both play the cello!


Did you know that we have MUSIC FUN LIBRARIES all over our city? Whenever we are at our neighborhood library, I find myself gravitating towards the children's collection on topics of interest to see what new finds I can score in the Music section.


So delighted to discover books on cellos and cellists. Frogs Play Cellos is a call-out to the special part of the bow called the frog (but of course!) The book goes on to introduce other instruments, like the piano (most definitely!) whose fun fact is that it is both a string and a percussion instrument!


Then there's the life story of Yo-Yo Ma, a world-famous cellist who not only performs on stage but brings his music to schools and neighborhoods to inspire a love for music.


The most surprising find was a fiction book that has nothing to do with music titled I Know an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight. The children exclaimed excitedly upon reading it that the rhyme and rhythm patterns were similar to I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello from the Parents Can Coach MUSIC FUN LIBRARY! Turns out that both titles are a tribute to an earlier popular title called I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.


Little ones sure have a keen sense of rhyme and rhythm and a really sharp memory too!



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