The Very Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Suggested age 5 – 8


Author: Tim Lihoreau, Philip Noyce
Illustrator: Olga Baumert
ISBN: 9780241562499
Date Published: Sep 8, 2022

Discover the main instruments of the orchestra accompanied by 10 sound clips of child-friendly famous pieces, including Lark Ascending, Flight of the Bumblebee, Carnival of the Animals, Rhapsody in Blue, and more.

Tune up and take your seat – the orchestra is about to begin!

Follow Ava and Jayden on a magical journey, as they discover the instruments of the orchestra, and explore beautiful scenes inspired by the music. Introduce the maestro-in-making in your life to orchestral music. Young readers can discover instruments from the violin to the trumpet, and learn about the composers and their dazzling pieces. The spreads tell the story of the classical tune, while the sound button brings it to life.

Ideal for young fans of classical music and those beginning to learn an instrument, The Very Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is guaranteed to amaze and inspire.


Dimensions25.9 × 1.7 × 31 cm



Age 12 – 14, Age 14 +, Age 5 – 7, Age 7 – 9, Age 9 – 12


“An instant childhood classic that I have no doubt will be looked back on fondly by musicians of the future.”
Alexander Armstrong
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