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The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Reading Rainbow Books) Paperback – September 25, 1986
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It offers some fascinating concepts of the kind that kids love: that talented individuals are real people too, who take baths and have children and pets; that a "whole" can be made up of many different parts (1 philharmonic = many different people). The illustrations are simple but witty enough to call the child's attention.
It makes a perfect bedtime story, by the way, because even though the members of the Philharmonic are getting dressed, many of the rituals mirror a child's bedtime rituals: taking a bath, getting dressed in pj's, saying goodnight to family, etc.
I remember this book being read to me before the first time I ever visted Carnegie Hall for a recital. I loved it then - share it now.
I love the quiet humour and the little details in the illustrations.
I had a copy of the book as a child and loved to look over it and observe something so different from my own experiences of being a second grader in a small town.
The book just radiated glamour to me and still does.
This book is equally sophisticated and sweet.
Guess what? I was so wrong. My offspring, now a teen who has been in an advanced orchestra for years, went out bought it for self. Absolutely loves it. "This book rocks, mom, why didn't you buy it for me? The picture at the end says all there is to say about makig beautiful music."
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One of my favorite childhood books, my parents used to read this to me all the time when I was 2 or 3. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charlotte
My son LOVES music and instruments. I saw this book and bought it immediately for him: he's been carrying it around ever since and we read it a few times a day. Read morePublished 9 months ago by GroundhogMom
Very engaging and funny. My younger music classes loved it! Underwear is always good for a laugh.Published 12 months ago by Dr. Janet L. Roberts
this is a truly wonderful book. Kids and adults often enjoy the glimpse behind the scenes, and this definitely is that. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. Nielsen
What a delightful romp of a book! Thought provoking in a light hearted way, and love the illustrations.Published 18 months ago by PSW
I love this book and so does my two and a half year old. He likes the underwear pages best and likes to identify all the instruments.Published 19 months ago by L. Morgan