Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin: Lloyd Moss

Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin

Author: Lloyd Moss
Illustrator: Marjorie Priceman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Year: 1995
Brief Summary: Through pleasant rhyme, readers are introduced to 10 different instruments, music vocabulary, and parts of the orchestra.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  •  Music: discuss the musical instruments mentioned in the book in more detail.  If there is a music room in the school and these instruments were available, arrange for students to try them out.
  • Arrange a field trip to an orchestra/concert.  See if students can meet the musicians back stage or visit the “pit” to see everything from the musicians’ point of view.
  • If field trip isn’t possible, play some classical music and see if students can identify the different instruments.
  • Review the number prefixes — solo, duo, trio, etc.
  • Find rhyming pairs in the book.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.  

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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