My 3 year-old grandson had a blast listening to the narrative and the music played with various Chinese musical instruments. He kept smiling as he listened and said the “sheng” was his favourite because it was funny! He already listened to the book 5 times today! I personally like the illustration, the story and the music. Both educational and entertaining. Well done, Patty!
(Translated) After reading Patty Chan's book introducing Chinese instruments, I am fascinated. It is written concisely yet leaves the reader with a lasting impression and overall understanding of these exotic Chinese instruments.
I learned piano from a young age. I have knowledge and appreciation for piano and western music only. I am now developing an interest in Chinese music after reading this book. I hope to see more of such inspirational books that expose future generations to the diverse wonderment of instruments and music from every corner of the world.
Ling Zhang, 86 years old, Piano Teacher
Un livre très mignon qui a passionné notre petit garçon de 3 ans et lui a fait découvrir des instruments qui sortent de l'ordinaire!
(Translated): "A very cute book that fascinated our 3 years old son and has made him discover uncommon instruments!"
Perfect for kids who love music or want to learn more about Chinese instruments. Lots of beautiful music inside.