This book features four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. Each of these four exciting new stories is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
The town musicians of Bremen are a donkey, a cockerel (rooster), a dog and a cat.
This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who are convinced they can earn a good living as musicians. Indeed they do, but it isnt really the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing, that earns them their supper its more the terror of the sound they make!
Theme: respect for our elders. The animals in the story are old, and have put in long years of hard work, but now their owners think they are no use anymore and want to get rid of them - is that fair?
A bronze statue of the Town Musicians of Bremen was erected in 1953 in front of the City Hall in Bremen. German veterinary schools also have statues of the animal musicians. Another replica of the statue can be found in the Lynden Sculpture Garden, located in Milwaukee.
Bremen is a city in the North of Germany on the River Weser, 37 miles from the North Sea.