wonderful children’s books

March 26th, 2009

You may already be familiar with Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket. If you aren’t, and you’ve got 7 year olds to read to, check out The Series of Unfortunate Events. Snicket has a new book on the shelves these days. This one is more of a performance. He has teamed up with a composer to create a symphony and a murder mystery. The book begins with the composer dying under suspicious circumstances. The remainder of the book offers insight into the ways of the orchestra pit through interviews between the inspector and the orchestra members. Enclosed with every book is a cd of the original performance. I don’t own this treasure, yet, but after having watched the video, here, I need to get it.