Carnival of the Animals by Jack Prelutsky released 6 Days ago!! SUPER EXCITED!

I just found out a new book by first children’s poet laureate, Jack Prelutsky was released just 6 days ago!! It’s called Carnival of the Animals and looks AMAZING!

All of the descriptions of this book call it “a great way to introduce children to classical music.” Looks like it’s also a great way to introduce children to poetry to me.

CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY (and Amelia’s) HANDS ON THIS ONE!!!! Follow RandomHouseKids on twitter and retweet today’s tweet and you can enter to win this book!

In the meantime, this blog is giving away a FREE JACK PRELUTSKY BOOK! This contest is super easy to enter and your chances are good since Cupcakes and Bluegrass is so new!

ABOUT Carnival of the Animals

“A great way to introduce children to classical music.

America’s first Children’s Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music—tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan—or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work.”

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