Little Creatures

An Introduction to Classical Music

  Listen to an excerpt



Listen online


Songs collected by Ana Gerhard Illustrations Mauricio Gómez Morín

The works of Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev and others are introduced to children by showing 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. Included are a glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer along with a compact disc of 20 excerpts. World-class luminaries, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic and the Nashville Symphony perform this delightful array of recordings.


An ambitious feast for the senses. KIRKUS REVIEWS

Pub Date: 2019
Ages: 7 to 9 / Grades 2 to 5
Keywords: Classical Music / Insects / Reptiles / History 

Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and is a renowned music educator. In addition to writing the Little Stories of Great Composers series, she is a four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award for Little Creatures, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and Amazing Water.

Mauricio Gómez Morín has created several award-winning picture books over his more than 25-year career as an illustrator. He was the official spokesperson for the 36th International Children’s and Youth Book Fair in Mexico City.



Musical Picture Book

Hardcover illustrated picture book (8” x 8”, 72 pages) with CD (35 minutes / 20 recordings) and unique digital download code.

ISBN 978-2-924774-55-7
$22.95 CAD / $16.95 USD


Shop Local Indigo Amazon

United States

Bookshop Barnes & Noble Books A Million Amazon