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:
- Parents” Choice Award, 1995′ ‘ Silver’ ‘ Picture Books’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1996′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ‘
- Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 1995′ ‘ Honor’ ‘ Elementary Language Arts – Picture Books’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
- A Few Good Books, 1995 ; Book Links
- Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- Hungry Mind Finalists, 1995 ; Hungry Mind Review
- Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1995
- Notable Children’s Books, 1996 ; American Library Association ALSC
- Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, February 1995 ; Cahners
- School Library Journal Book Review Stars, May 1995 ; Cahners
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