A review of this — 4 years ago
Pretty good. I’m not entirely sold on the colour illustrations, but the black-and-white silhouettes are pretty good. The “story” is thin, aimed at giving a very brief overview of the instruments in an orchestra, but there are a few funny bits.
I saw the The Composer is Dead performed by the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, read by Mr. Snicket, and even had Nathaniel Stookey sit next to me. The performance left the book by itself in the dust, and I’ll have to reread the book with the enclosed CD to see how that compares – I expect it’ll at least bump the rating up to 4 instead of 3