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Little Creatures
Little Creatures

Little Creatures

An Introduction to Classical Music



62 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9782924774557

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Sep 2019)

Not yet published. Ships 9/1/2019.


Introducing kids to the likes of Beethoven, Ravel, and Prokofiev by demonstrating how insects have inspired the composers

The works of Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how insects, arachnids and amphibians, such as spiders, wasps, butterflies, frogs and snakes, have inspired the composers. An original and exciting way for younger listeners to discover awe-inspiring classical music, this book pairs five centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations of these fascinating little creatures. A glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer are included along with a CD (plus a unique code for the digital download) of 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by world-class luminaries, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic and the Nashville Symphony.


"An ambitious feast for the senses." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs dedicated to the promotion of classical music. Her previous works on introducing classical music to children, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and Amazing Water, all received a Parents' Choice Award in the US.Mauricio Gómez Morín is a published illustrator of children's and young adult books who started out as a student at La Esmeralda in Mexico City before becoming a professor in the Graphic Design Department at the Metropolitan Autonomous University. He is considered today to be one of the most respected illustrators living in Mexico, having created several award-winning picture books over the past 25 years. He acted for many years as artistic director of the highly regarded publishing house Fondo de Cultura Económica and in 2016, was invited to be the official spokesperson for the 36th International Children's and Youth Book Fair in Mexico City.