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peter and the wolf record | secondhand

You know, I fall more in love with the cover of this Peter and the Wolf record every time I look at it.

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It’s not only that the colours are pretty, but the illustrations match the characters to the instruments representing them, as it’s a record intended to introduce children to musical instruments – so cute!  (The B-side is The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which I adore, mostly thanks to Moonrise Kingdom.)

Although I have to say – while the wolf slinking out from behind the French horns is very effective, I am not sure the artist was really trying when they just balanced the oboe across the duck’s back.

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The pawing cat is my favourite, but then I have a clarinet and a cat.

From the Mercy in Action charity shop, Bradford-on-Avon.

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2 thoughts on “peter and the wolf record | secondhand

  1. girlinbrogues on said:

    Beautiful illustration! I remember Peter and the Wolf well from my childhood. I’m glad it’s still relevant today!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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