A Zebra Plays Zither: An Animal Alphabet and Musical Revue

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An aged Alligator
artistically squeezes
Accordion solos
in time with sea breezes

Amble through the ABCs—from alligator to zither—with this animal alphabet and musical revue. As you follow along in rhyming time, you’ll encounter drumming dragonflies, fluting fishes, orchestral owls, and other creatures in concert. There’s even a special appearance from a unicorn on ukulele.

With wondrous watercolor art, A Zebra Plays Zither is chock-full of magical musical moments that children will cherish. After you’ve met all the musically minded animals in this eclectic ensemble, an ABC review page provides a fitting finale. Grab your instrument of choice, warm up those vocal chords, and leaf through this alphabetic libretto—just be ready for an encore!

About the Author & Artist
Written and illustrated by Janice Bond, this animal alphabet and musical revue was inspired by her love of illuminated letters, language, pen and ink, and watercolor. Bond is also a printmaker. She studied art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Bond lives, works, and creates in Portland, Oregon. She used pen and ink with watercolor to draw and paint the animals and instruments in this book.

  • Hardcover Smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket
  • 56 pages, fully illustrated.


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