Book 2 PC - Mrs Clef's Vegetable Garden
Based on the same premise as the first of the series, this book focuses on a farmyard vegetable patch to help teach children about the lines within the music stave. The mice, Edward, George, Basil, Dudley and Frederick provide the means of association needed for effective retention by “living in the timber rails between the spaces of the chicken coop”, thereby identifying the lines as E, G, B, D and F.
The same highly-effective methods of teaching are used in this book as the first whereby children are engaged in their lesson through echoing back certain notes, this time whispering like mice and again “buzzing” like bees to the corresponding pitches.
At the end of the lesson, Mrs Clef reappears and asks the children to listen and then echo as she sings “Starlight” to the mice at night.
In this book children are presented with an entirely new set of musical notes and objects, such as the conductor's baton and theyenjoy a performance of the mice as they sing as a chamber choir.