Frederico, the Mouse Violinist
Written by: Mayra Calvani
Illustrated by: K.C. Snider
Published by: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
Picture book for ages 4 - 8. Available as PDF eBook, eBook CD, paperback, and hardcover
Frederico, the Mouse Violinist is a delightful story about a mouse that has a dream of owning a violin and becoming a virtuoso. Frederico lives in the workshop of violin maker, Antonio Stradivari. At night, Frederico spends time with the violins and thinking about his dreams. One day Stradivari begins work on a small mysterious object that he locks in a box at night. Frederico is curious as to what it could be. Will Frederico ever find out?
The illustrations, done by K.C. Snider, are simply wonderful and complete this charming story. At the end of the book, you will find a brief biography about Antonio Stradivari. You will also find a glossary, and a couple of fun activities.
I would recommend this book for anyone who has a budding musician in their midst, especially anyone interested in playing the violin. This would make a wonderful addition to any music teacher's classroom.