Article Title

The Orchestra Pit


Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Toddler, Johanna Wright, Snakes, Orchestra, Tuba, Trombone, French Horn, Violin, Bass, Percussion, Strings, Gorillas, Hippos, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


A snake is lost. This snake is very sure that it’s in the wrong pit, because instead of a snake pit, it’s found its way into the orchestra pit. The snake explores the orchestra pit for a while, discovering that trumpets are loud, tubs are roomy, and trombones are long. The snake is unaware of what is spooking the orchestra members and keeps looking at the different kinds of instruments. Soon the orchestra begins playing and the snake leaves the wrong pit and finally makes it into the right one.