Piano Carnival Interactive Ebook: Classical Music, Art and Stories for Kids of All Ages
By Elizabeth Schumann
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Embark on a musical adventure as Jeannie discovers exotic animals in a magical world of music and art!
Created around the famous musical work, “Carnival of the Animals”, written by Camille Saint-Saëns and performed by pianists Sonya and Elizabeth Schumann, Piano Carnival is a visually exciting, fully interactive, and richly artistic experience for all ages.
This interactive storybook app features:
14 movements depicting different animals
narration of original poetry by Christopher Steger
entertaining interactive elements to explore on every page
engaging music videos of the pianists
vivid illustrations for an immersive experience
time-lapse videos of the illustrator, Natalie Hall, at work
exclusive artwork only available in this app
There are numerous ways to interact with the Piano Carnival Ebook:
Blow into the microphone to make the wind blow!
Tilt your iPad from side to side and enjoy the gravity animations!
Tap or drag the objects and characters to see how they react and move!
Drag the background to see what happens!
Choose to listen to narration, watch concert video, and see how illustrations were made
The Piano Carnival Ebook was developed by the Piano Theatre Artist Group to inspire creativity and imagination in young and old.
Poetry: Christopher Steger
Illustration: Natalie Hall
Piano and Narration: Sonya and Elizabeth Schumann
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I played this app for my son with special needs and he was truly captivated. He was especially drawn to the music, so professionally presented by the Schumann sisters, in a beautiful concert hall setting on two magnificent Steinway grand pianos! It's nice to see that an app with such obviously high production values could be offered with the help of various non-profit organizations who care about art and music in our homes and schools. There is something in this app to discover for everyone. From the writing to the illustrations to the music video, each aspect of this app is wonderfully executed. We especially enjoyed discovering the different animated features in each scene, exploring the artist's development of each rendering in one of the special features, and listening to the clearly spoken narration of this read-along e-book. The developers of this app have a real winner, and are to be congratulated! I recommend this app to everyone, especially those in the special needs community looking for an engaging app that is both entertaining as well as educational. Five stars without a doubt!
A children's book that truly takes advantage of all the iPad has to offer. Your child will love it - and so will you!