Mouse Music (Hardcover)
A reminder to stop, listen, and appreciate. - Kirkus Reviews
Isabel the mouse plays the violin and dreams about beautiful sounds. Her siblings are also musicians and they all play music together. Every day, she takes a walk in the forest, searching for sounds she doesn't know yet. During her strolls, she finds different animals and insects who play beautiful tunes, but every time she tells her siblings about it, they look down on the new sounds she discovers. Will an encounter with a newly arrived band show them how to appreciate 'different' music? This title includes a few ideas for music education.
A musical plea in favor of open ears, inclusion and diversity for little musicians ages 4 years and up.
About the Author
Suzan Overmeer (1973) works as the head of the education of Music Teacher at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag and creates jazz songs and lessons for kids, through her company Jazz4kids. In 2015 she published Roze Ikke, a poetry book for young children. In 2018 she wrote the musical story Ella, the swinging duck. Myriam Berenschotis a fulltime illustrator. After her graduation at the art academy, she gave art and drawing lessons to children. Currently, she makes so many illustrations, especially for educational publishers, that she doesn't have time to teach. Myriam likes to discover new materials and techniques, and what effects they have. Is it sweet or angrier? She also uses the computer and the IPad to create the right atmosphere. Myriam wants to touch her public. And often that is with themes that are very close. Just have a look around ...