Encourage an appreciation for classical music with this CD by Maestro Classics. Lions roar, elephants dance, roosters whistle, and fossils clatter in this brilliant, new child-friendly recording of Carnival of the Animals. (Many people know this music from Disney’s movie Fantasia 2000.) Conductor Stephen Simon with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Young Concert Artists’ winners, pianists Donna Kwong and Wendy Chen give this recording a wonderful, youthful interpretation. The enclosed 24-page activity booklet includes a biography on Camille Saint-Saëns and sheet music and lyrics for the “Au Clair de la Lune” sing-along. The booklet also contains the complete Ogden Nash versus illustrated by Anne Wildsorf so that you can follow along with the music.