- Hardcover: 42 pages
- Publisher: Infinity Publishing; Har/Com edition (November 16, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0741480506
- ISBN-13: 978-0741480507
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,488,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Horse With Wings: and other songs for children sung by characters from Shakespeare with CD Hardcover – November 16, 2012
From the Author
KinderBard was created during one of those late night conversations when we were marveling over how much our daughter's spoken French was improving through her enjoyment of French nursery rhymes and folk songs. As educators ourselves, we could see how children's songs could be used as an aid to language learning. Then we wondered something out loud, like, "Wouldn't it be great if there were children's songs sung from the point of view of, say, Shakespeare characters, so that kids could also be introduced to the world of Shakespeare along the way?" And we were convinced that something like that must exist. We looked it up. We searched for such a thing because if it did exist, we wanted to buy it. But it didn't. And we knew immediately that this was something that needed to exist. And so we decided to create it ourselves.
From the Inside Flap
We are KinderBard. We create original music, accompanied by original art, each work 'sung by' a character from Shakespeare.
Many of our nursery rhymes address specific children's issues, and also encourage children to independently discover the wonderfully rich world of Shakespeare.
It is our wish, first and foremost, that children connect with our work on a deep level and are entertained by our songs and pictures. But it is also our hope that, by presenting literary language and characters in an immersive way, children will fall in love with Shakespeare's works all by themselves.
And when our children re-encounter the Bard later in their academic careers, they may well feel a spark of recognition, and maybe it will feel to them like a happy reunion with old friends!
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This book is educational and entertaining. Kids will adore the songs and the illustrations. I definitely believe that A Horse With Wings is a must-have for parents with young children.
In keeping with Shakespeare, there are two songs that have some crass language. :-) One talks about dog farts (from Two Gentlemen) and one that talks about brown underwear "Oh my gosh, I think it's po--Found it!" (from Merry Wives of Windsor).
The songs are well done. While they're obviously for children, they're very listenable for adults, too, which is important if you're children are going to ask to hear it over and over again. :-)
This is a great little book for kids. The poems in it are really nice and fun to have a little read of. I would say buy this book if you have a child, they will love it!