Katie's Happy Corner presents that wonderful old classic story loved by kids of all ages. Included are full-color patterns for making all the characters for flannel-board or hand puppets, the story as written by Sergei Prokofiev, a game for matching the character to its instrument with color pictures of all the instruments, and directions on how to make it. Sample pages are included for copying. Also included are the musical themes shown in notation, the instruments used, and a description of that portion of the music and why it suits the character it represents. You'll need your own recording of the story - there are many to choose from on Amazon.com. Try to get one that's serious rather than "silly" in the telling. Look online for examples of the story told in ballet by children - your students may want to try to dramatize the story themselves! Have Fun! Enjoy!