Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Oh, that darn Frederic Pipin! He’ll do anything to get out of learning how to play an instrument, much to the chagrin of his loving parents who named him after the great Chopin. One day however, the little fellow falls under the spell of an amazing conductor and owns up to his name by spinning some magic and writing a fabulous song!
About the authors
Don Gillmor is the author of the Libris Award-winning Canada: A People's History as well as six books for children. He was a contributing editor to Saturday Night magazine and has won many awards for journalism. He is currently senior editor of Walrus magazine.
MARIE-LOUISE GAY has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Any Questions? and Short Stories for Little Monsters. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com
The Fabulous SongThis is one of my favourite stories for children by Don Gillmor. It is delicious. Frederic's solution to his inability to play music is to become a grand brilliant conductor - he can feel and see the music, he just can't play it. Inventively written, with whimsical illustrations, this is a book to revisit, time and time again - this edition has an accompanying cd with top notch performers singing the ballad of
Other titles by Don Gillmor
To the River
Losing My Brother
La Fabuleuse mélodie de Frédéric Petitpin
The Time Time Stopped
Raconte-moi... cinq belles histoires
Read Me a Story
A Collection of Canadian Classics