Author Pedro Alcalde Illustrations Julio Antonio Blasco
Travel across the seven continents to discover how nature’s best musicians use their voices or their bodies to create a symphony. On the world stage, gibbons love to break into song at sunrise, while humpback whales prefer to perform the same tune for an entire day. Wolves enjoy choir singing before setting off to hunt, and Chinese torrent frogs are excellent at carrying a tune without ever producing two identical notes. Additional information on the characteristics, habitats, and behaviours of the 14 selected animal virtuosos is included. Recordings of the sounds produced by each featured animal can be listened to by activating the video.
Animal Musicians is a fascinating survey of 14 different species of living creatures who are uniquely talented natural musicians. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Pub Date: 2019
Ages: 7 to 9 / Grades 2 to 5
Keywords: Animals / Musicians / Nature / Zoology
Pedro Alcalde has conducted numerous prestigious orchestras throughout the world—in Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Osaka, and St. Petersburg, among others. His multidisciplinary interests led him to work on the first film directed by John Malkovich, The Dancer Upstairs in 2002, which won the Nino Rota Soundtrack Award at the Venice Film Festival.
Julio Antonio Blasco studied fine arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain and has been working as an illustrator and graphic designer for more than 15 years.