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Musiville: Let's face the music and... conduct (Niditales Book 2)

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A group of animals has evolved into musical instruments. Or is it the other way around? Whichever the case, they have now formed their own little village: Musiville. And bands. Lots and lots of bands. When everyone starts playing their own tune, buildings get torn down by an invader. Can Musiville be saved by the unexpected threat?
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published December 1st 2015
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Montzalee Wittmann
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute kids book
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-reviewed
What a delightful and unusual read this was.
Maracerus, a rhinoceros with a maracas type appendage instead of a horn, and his good friend Flurrow, who can sing like a flute, need to help the other musianimals, each with a different musical instrument instead of noses, learn a valuable lesson - before their Village is ruined.
There are great illustrations throughout to help kids (and adults) see what the animals look like.

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D.G. Kaye
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Delightful and Entertaining

A clever and entertaining read. Although this is a children's book, there are similarities to issues that we all face in our adult lives. These musical animals with their names derived partly from their breed and part instrument, like to play their instruments daily. Maracerus is frustrated with the constant noise of musical competition, blaring and loud, and decides to organize a band and vote in a conductor to make some law and order of the random, loud music. After
Effrosyni Moschoudi
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great moral cleverly presented to the little readers!

I was eagerly awaiting the second children's story by Nicholas Rossis, having loved the moral behind Runaway Smile. Musiville was, as expected, just as entertaining. Rossis has created another terrific story for little readers out there, this time talking about the benefits of coming together. Only deafening, annoying music can come out of the mouths of those who do and live without taking others under consideration. But have them work
Micki Peluso
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
By Nicholas C. Rossi
Illustrations by Dimitris Fousekis

The little village of Musiville is occupied by either strange animals or even stranger musical instruments. The appear to be a combination of both. And loud! Oh so loud. Their favorite thing is playing their music in bands. All kinds of music all at once. Did I say music? It's impossible to say when each musi-animal is playing a different tune or style.

The variety of musicians like the Pelicanophone and the Drumopotamus is as differe
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for a review. The following is my honest opinion on this book:

Welcome to Musiville, a village of animals that has evolved into musical instruments or is that musical instruments that have evolved into animals? Either way, each of the animals of Musiville love to play their own music until one day something terrible happens...

Musiville is a wonderful children's book with the core message of working together. The story follows Maracerus
Robin Morgan
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I read this book via an Amazon-US KINDLE Unlimited download.

I found this book by Nicholas Rossis to be a delightful whimsical story for children where each animal has developed their proboscises into becoming a different musical instrument. For example, you’ve got Drumopotamus [drum + hippopotamus], Pandiano [panda + piano], Frogpipe [frog + bagpipe], and so forth. And with each animal playing their own individual tune, instead of having a single harmonious sound, you wound up with a horrific, d
Lia Papadimitriou
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Musical animals live in Musiville and make music, until the noise is so loud that even they cannot take it. Then Maracerus has an idea: they should create an orchestra, choose a tune, elect a conductor!
I love that Musiville is at the same time:
- a story about "doing things together" instead of each doing its own
- a really funny read about amazing, silly musical creatures: Maracerus is a rhino pleying maracas, and his friends include Crickagogo, Cymbalape, Frogpipe and many many more!
- an illust
Bette Stevens
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
A fun and whimsical story the kids will love!
Magda Żmijan
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Today I've got something short for you. A review of a fantastic children-book from two authors with plenty of imagination. It's the second book in the series, I haven't read the first one, but I bet it's just as well thought and illustrated.

A group of animals has evolved into musical instruments. Or is it the other way around? Whichever the case, they have now formed their own little village: Musiville. And bands. Lots and lots of bands. When everyone starts playing their own tune, buildings get
Nicholas Rossis has done it again with his new children’s book Musiville. The characters in this wonderful story are part animal and part musical instrument with descriptive names like Drumopotamus (drum + hippopotamus) and Pandiano (panda + piano). They all live in a little village called Musiville where they can play whatever they want. However, they soon learn that everyone playing a different tune at the same time results in nothing more than a loud unharmonious ruckus. This ruckus brings th ...more
Sue Bridgwater
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Musiville isn't exactly an allegory, but there are subtle lessons here for the young about the value of co-operation, and the pitfalls (literally) of social disruption. At first sight, what could be nicer than a town whose every inhabitant not only plays a musical instrument, but is a musical instrument. Rossis has created an orchestra and more of hybrid creatures, including the Trumpetoon and the Pink Flassoon, the Hornolion and the Hedgarmonica. Their village home is a peaceful paradise, until ...more
Pamela Beckford
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A clever story featuring animals who have evolved with musical instruments. Each animal is also an instrument – such as a flassoon (Flamingo/bassoon) and a Trumpephant (elephant/trumpet). There is a handy appendix in the back of the book which gives a brief description of each animal.

The animals save their city, Musiville, by playing together and creating music collaborativey rather than by themselves.

I would have preferred that a pronunciation had been added to the descriptions, as well as the
Janice Spina
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Musiville is a different kind of children's story that goes beyond the usual. It takes children on a journey through imagination into another world. The creatures in this book are unlike any I have ever seen and are not just animals but musical instruments too.

These animal/instruments have a dilemma one day and find that things are not so peaceful in their town. They can't seem to play their music together and are causing a ruckus. They need a leader to bring them all together. Who will step fo
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: 2015-read, 5star, reviewed
Musiville, authored by Nicholas C. Rossis and illustrated Dimitris Fousekis, is a book about some incredible creatures! Within these pages are a group of animals, intertwined with musical instruments. It's an interesting little book, full of creativity and imagination. Not only does it introduce the reader to all sorts of interesting animals, it also presents them all sorts of interesting instruments. The illustrations are brilliant and really convey a great sense of artistic style from the illu ...more
Sue Coletta
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Musiville is a wonderfully creative story about a group of animals who've become musical instruments. I bought this for my granddaughters who also have this author's book, Runaway Smile. The story of Musiville starts with the animals in chaos. They need to appoint a conductor for their band, but no one can agree. Without ruining the story I can say they find a solution. However, during the competition for conductor strange happenings occur. Could their arguing lead to their destruction?

At the e
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rrbc
This would be a fun book to read aloud to children if only for the mash-up names of animals and instruments. But like Rossis's other children's book, it is more than that. It'll teach children first of all that it's okay to be different. Not only that, it shows that even though we all have our differences, we can work together to make things so much better. And don't forget the wonderful illustrations. I can see kids asking their parents to draw them a Flurry or any of the other many characters ...more
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Nicholas C. Rossis lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, and enjoys the antics of two silly cats and his baby daughter, all of whom claim his lap as home. His books have won numerous awards, including the Gelett Burgess Children's ...more

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