The Four Seasons: A Vivaldi Storybook, by Infinite Fermata, is a darling introduction for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners to get familiar with and develop a love of classical music. Set to the four seasons in all their glory gives this interactive storybook the added bonus of a long shelf life. There’s also many gorgeous collage-like illustrations by, Akiko McQuerrey, displaying animals and the natural world! From badger brushing his teeth in the winter to finding the missing gosling in spring the story progresses to dancing sunflowers and bees pollinating to the skateboarding squirrels gathering acorns in the fall in preparation for the winter ahead, silent snow falling and owls perched on a bare tree, brings this tale full circle with lots of laughs, giggles, and “Ah Ha” moments. The text is delightful, Fresh Spring, ripe Summer, Lavish Fall, pale Winter… which is your favorite? The children we worked with were completely engaged and stayed with the app for some time, one suggestion would be to have a back button as well as a storyboard, kids sometimes attempted to see the prior screen and were not able. This is a story app that cries for adult participation, at least initially.
Engaging art that depicts animals and the natural world in all four seasons
A gorgeous, kid-friendly arrangement of one of the most beloved pieces of classical music
Loads of fun interactivity — make geese sing, squirrels fly, and more!
Gentle wit and rich but simple language to encourage readers of all levels
*For preschoolers and kindergarteners to listen and read with their parents, and for early readers to enjoy on their own
We believe that children’s playful engagement with the classics is a singular delight, and one that can be nourished in our world of touchscreens.
Infinite Fermata is a new publishing company that builds ebooks and apps for kids, based on great works of music.