How easily a princess can become a monster! Rests were introduced on the preceding page, and a tryout on the closed lid highlights the bits of silence after “monster” and “dungeon.” Since the melody has many skips, checking the finger patterns prepares David for the coordination required. A monster demands a more ominous accompaniment, and bold, stomping sounds encourage equally fearless melodic projection. At times the unafraid monster even forgets to “rest.” How quickly a hesitation to repeat is overcome by asking the monster to play in another key. No wonder David wishes there were “freaky” stickers! From Piano Adventures Primer Level, Lesson Book page 69.