By K. A. Applegate, Patricia Castelao
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. residing on the go out eight monstrous best Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown acquainted with people gazing him throughout the glass partitions of his area. He hardly misses his lifestyles within the jungle. in reality, he hardly thinks approximately it at all.Instead, Ivan thinks approximately television exhibits he's noticeable and approximately his associates Stella, an aged elephant, and Bob, a stray puppy. yet ordinarily Ivan thinks approximately artwork and the way to seize the style of a mango or the sound of leaves with colour and a well-placed line.
Then he meets Ruby, a child elephant taken from her kinfolk, and he or she makes Ivan see their home'and his personal art'through new eyes. whilst Ruby arrives, swap comes along with her, and it's as much as Ivan to make it a metamorphosis for the better.
Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a narrative of friendship, paintings, and desire.
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This will help you play the next note more smoothly. If your fingers are too high it is harder to balance the recorder, and it takes longer to change notes. Try it out Place your thumb over the back hole to play high C Practise these simple exercises using high D, high C, and B. D' D' D' This piece starts with a B D' D' D' D' D' Repeat the exercise again Dragon dance This piece is more difficult – it uses every note you have learnt so far. It’s a good idea to practise fingering each note before you start playing.
This is called a ledger line. Foot section Before you start playing, look at the position of the last double hole of the recorder. Most recorders have a movable foot joint, which can be adjusted. It should be rotated slightly to the right of the other holes, so your little finger can cover it easily. Try it out Pay attention to how your fingers lie on the holes, making sure you’re using the pads to cover them. C C C C C Although the notes are the same as the first two bars, the timings are different C C C C C Make sure you have enough breath for this note Morning Mood This Norwegian piece of music is about the rising of the sun.
Breath marks written above the stave let you know when to do this. This is a breath mark Make sure you breathe quickly so you don’t disrupt the tune Practising tips To become a good musician you have to practise little and often. Here are two tunes for you to play. They use all of the notes you have learnt so far. Always look at the time signature so you know how many beats are in each bar This is the last breath you should take until the piece is finished Always make sure you are counting the beats properly.
The One and Only Ivan by K. A. Applegate, Patricia Castelao