I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello (Hardcover)

I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello By Barbara S. Garriel, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Barbara S. Garriel, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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Perfect for any young reader interested in music, families who love music, and a must-have staple for music classrooms, this funny picture book is an amusing introduction to the instruments in an orchestra, featuring clever rhymes and whimsical illustrations.
Meet a shy fellow! He’s hard to notice, but he’s right at the side of the room listening to a duet for cello and viola. But look again -- our shy fellow suddenly has an urge to swallow a HUGE cello, which is precisely what he does. And he doesn't stop there! He also swallows a harp, a saxophone, and a fiddle while trying to satisfy his voracious appetite for musical instruments. But when he swallows a teensy, tiny, little bitty bell, you won’t believe what happens! In this take-off on a classic children’s song, kids will laugh out loud and learn all about musical instruments with this story that’s a melodious mix of fun and frivolity.

About the Author

Barbara S. Garriel lives in Bayville, New York. This is her first book.

John O'Brien is also the author and illustrator of Mother Hubbard's Christmas, which Booklist calls "a yuk-filled read-aloud." He lives in Delran, New Jersey.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590780435
ISBN-10: 1590780434
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: April 1st, 2004
Pages: 32
Language: English