A beautifully narrated and illustrated story, Polly and the Piano is based upon the true-life loving relationship between the pianist-author and her dog, Polly. The book is filled with Montparker's affectionate and spontaneous watercolor sketches of her dog, from the moment of her adoption as a puppy at an animal shelter, to a very astonishing setting at the end of the book. Polly lived underneath the piano, greeted piano students, learned to love the classical repertoire, and kept her pianist-partner from being lonely during long hours of preparation for a recital at Carnegie Hall. The enclosed CD includes brilliant performances by Carol Montparker including: Sonata in D, K. 576 (Mozart); Impromptu in B-flat, Op. 142, No. 3 (Schubert); Etude in F Minor, Op. 25 (Chopin);Nouvelle Etude in F Minor (Chopin); Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 (Chopin) and Sonatine (Ravel).