Animal Music, a children's picture book by Harriet Ziefert and Donald Saaf. 1999 first edition.


Written by Harriet Ziefert. Illustrated by Donald Saaf. First edition, 1999. Walter Lorraine Books. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

It's a three-fer; animals, musical instruments, and dancing.

"They're playing loud;
They're marching fast.
Let's hurry and see them
Before they've passed.

"Music and feet...
Music and feet
I know a march
By the sound and the beat."

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"Animal Music will have children marching with Mr. Lion and dancing with sheep and their music-making friends."

Harriet Ziefert (1941 - ) is an American educator and children's book author who has dedicated her career to crafting engaging and educational stories for young readers. Her extensive body of work includes the "Little Hippo", illustrated by Emilie Boon, and A New Coat for Anna, It's Time to Say Goodnight, Bears All Year, Squarehead, and many others.

Artist Donald Saaf (1961 - ) "divides his time between painting, teaching, illustrating children’s books, carving stone and playing music." His artwork is characterized by a whimsical fusion of folk art and allegorical imagery. His books for children include The Easter Bunny That Overslept, The ABC Animal Orchestra, Wee G, Pushkin Minds the Bundle, Jump Up!, Train Song, and many others.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear; light wear along upper and lower edges, front and back. Illustrated cover boards: lightly bumped at corners. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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