Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
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About The Book

A Caldecott Honor book that is the perfect introduction to musical instruments and a counting book that redefines the genre.

When this book begins, the trombone is playing all by itself. But soon a trumpet makes a duet, a french horn a trio, and so on until the entire orchestra is assembled on stage. Written in elegant and rhythmic verse and illustrated with playful and flowing artwork, this unique counting book is the perfect introduction to musical groups. Readers of all ages are sure to shout “Encore!” when they reach the final page of this joyous celebration of classical music.

About The Author

Lloyd Moss, the classical music guru of WQXR, has a long list of TV and film appearances and voice-overs to his credit. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! by Lloyd Moss and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 1, 1995)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671882396
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® NP

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Awards and Honors

  • Caldecott Honor Book
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Reading Rainbow Book
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books
  • Book Links Good Books Of The Year

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