the philharmonic gets dressed

“It is almost Friday night.  Outside, the dark is getting darker and the cold is getting colder.  Inside, lights are coming on in houses and apartment buildings.  And here and there, uptown and downtown and across the bridges of the city, one hundred and five people are getting dressed to go to work.”

The Philharmonic Gets Dressed is a unique and detailed account of how the members of an orchestra get ready for a show, if you ever wondered.  A perfect read if you’re taking your kids to their first instrumental performance!  Written by Karla Kuskin and illustrated by Marc Simont (illustrator of many Nate the Great books).