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By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 10:03 am in Books.

"The Composer is Dead" Got any Lemony Snicket fans out there? This week we’re giving away a just-published copy of “The Composer is Dead,” the hilarious result of a San Francisco Symphony collaboration penned by Lemony Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey. The picture book is a great introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, with a little mystery and Snicketesque humor thrown in. (Here’s a sneak peek.) It comes with a CD of the SF Symphony performing the work with Lemony Snicket narrating. Very, very fun. And it can be yours! All you have to do is click comments and tell us, how are you introducing your kids to the arts? We’ll draw a winner’s name next Monday. (P.S. Congrats to Amy, who just won this book!)

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  1. Cindi Says:

    We take out children to the Art Museum at least twice a year and to the Science Museum. They have also seen quite a few live musicals and plays! At home, we watch the PBS station with various performers and I try to play an eclectic musical selection. Many thanks, Cindi

  2. Amy W. Says:

    Learning about the arts and culture is very important to me. I believe in exposing my kids to as many different experiences as possible. To start out in our exploration I simply talk about a subject, then we locate a book, either one I have on hand or at our local library, then we research our topic to find out where we can go to get some hands-on experience.

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