Story by Don Gillmor Songs by Michelle Campagne and Davy Gallant Performances by Harry Manx, Connie Kaldor, Lorne Elliott, David Frances, Daniel Lavoie, Deb Hay and Michael Burgess Illustrations by Marie-Louise Gay
Frederic Pipkin, a lovable young lad named after the great pianist, Chopin, doesn't appear to have any musical talent. Piano lessons with Mr. Stricter prove to be disastrous, so he has a go at the cello, the oboe, the clarinet… but sadly nothing fits. One glorious day, serendipity takes place when he attends his sister's youth musical recital and stumbles across the wonderful world of conducting. Who knew that this could be his new found passion? To the amazement of the Pipkin family, what follows is the discovery of Frederic's new gift and a fabulous new song.
The accompanying CD comprised of a dozen pop-rock songs picks up on different aspects of the story.
• PARENTS' CHOICE RECOMMENDED AWARD
Bouncy and adventurous, beautiful and fun, both the tale and the music are treasures. THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW
STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-17-8
Pub Date: 2007
Ages 4 to 7, Pre-K to 2
Keywords: Musical instruments / Family / Self-esteem / Talent
Hardcover book (8” x 8”, 44 pages) with CD (33 minutes / 12 songs)
$22.95 CDN / $16.95 USD