Here are my suggestions for some great books about violins:
Playing the Violin and Stringed Instruments by Allison Hunka and Philippa Bunting
The Magic Violin by Mayra Calvani
Truly, this is a fun book on many levels. The art work and maze of trucks & vehicles make this an almost WHERE’S WALDO of the automotive world. But the boys loved the zany combination of photographs and illustrations. Drew cracked-up each time he found a real person’s face peeking out of a car/truck/bus window. And Kurtis enjoyed the end paper challenge to find the page where each of the different vehicles was pictured. And I liked the subtle way that the trucking industry was introduced to young readers. Too fun!
Last, but certainly not least today, I want to thank Anastasia Suen for bringing to my attention this wonderful list: READ ALOUD AMERICA BOOK LIST 2008. These books are chosen for various age groups, reading levels, and interests. As stated in earlier posts here on Mem Fox’s READING MAGIC, it is never too soon (or too late) to start reading to/with your child. Reading and writing skills are fundamental for helping your child succeed.
For more reading aloud suggestions, go to FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS on my website and check-out these two articles: READ ALOUD WONDERS and READING ALOUD. And there are still more READING FUN suggestions at the FOR KIDS section too.