Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance. Moss's irresistible rhymes and Princeman's energetic, color illustrations make beautiful music together. This masterpiece is a perfect introduction to musical instruments and musical groups and is a counting book that redefines the genre.
Longfellow's great narrative poem has been unjustly neglected in recent years though it gives a sympathetic portrait especially of Hiawatha, reared by Nokomis, daughter of the Moon, and his bride Minehaha. It is famously underpinned by its hypnotic rhythm, which makes it ideal listening.