Symphony Chooses Barefoot to Bring Stories to Life for Little Ones!

We are thrilled to hear that three Barefoot titles,
Hidden Hippo, Elusive Moose, and I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur, have been chosen by the wonderful Canton, Ohio Symphony for a series of young children's concerts being given this winter. Launched in 2010, the series known as 'SymphonyLand', introduces young children to the instruments of the orchestra one trio at a time. Last year, the debut year, the Bear series was selected by the Symphony. Clearly, Ohio has some influential Barefoot lovers!

A 'SymphonyLand' journey begins with performances by the string trio, then the woodwind trio followed by the brass trio. The series is complete with a performance by the entire orchestra at the Kinder Concert. Built around a children's storybook, each program incorporates Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and/or Math concepts while engaging young audience members with the beautiful sounds of live music.

"We are so excited to be offering these new programs," says Lisa Boyer, Director of Education for the Canton Symphony. "These books are exquisitely illustrated and our musicians do a fantastic job engaging the children with their fine talents."

If you're in the Canton, Ohio area, or know someone who is, tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094. More information about Symphonyland is at:

Hidden Hippo

Journey to the plains and rivers of Africa in search of a hidden hippo. Lots of different African animals are introduced throughout this rhyming, hide-and-seek adventure. Hardcover edition includes endnotes with information about conservation, endangered wildlife and facts about each of the animals featured in the book.
Ages 1 to 4 years
Written By: Joan Gannij
Illustrated By: Clare Beaton
Hardcover $15.99 

Elusive Moose


Search for the elusive moose in the snowy north, and meet lots of other North land animals on the journey. Hardcover edition includes end notes about all the creatures, a guessing game of animal footprints, and a page of informative facts about the moose.

Ages 1 to 4 years
Written By: Joan Gannij
Illustrated By: Clare Beaton
Was $15.99 Now $11.99 

I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur


If you could be a dinosaur, which would you be? Would you roar like the ferocious T-Rex? Or soar overhead like the pterodactyl? In this playful early-learning book, Stella Blackstone's lyrical, rhyming text takes readers on an unforgettable Jurassic journey, while fabric artist Clare Beaton recreates the prehistoric world of dinosaurs using a colorful array of felt, sequins, beads and buttons. 
Ages 1 to 4 years
In Stock: 2/28/11 
 Board Book $6.99

 I personally have read these wonderful books to my grandson and own these delightful stories in my library. I highly recommend them. Congratulations to the Symphony and Barefoot Books!

-- LadyD
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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1 comment:

  1. I think kids sure love this story books..stories of animals are the very interesting part for them in story books...Great sharing..


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