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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Be Bop. Fisk, fisk. Lollipop. Boomba, boomba. Bus stop. Zzznnzznn. Boppitty, bibbitty, bop...."

Charlie Parker is swinging and spinning all over the pages, and Charlie's cat is waiting, waiting for him to come home. This infectious jazzy text is just right for young toddlers and they won't even notice that they are learning about one of the finest jazz musicians Charlie Parker.

Review:

"A brief, rhythmic text printed in different styles and varied with playful onomatopoeia recalls the humor and cadences of a great jazz musician....The equally evocative art is rendered in rough charcoal with watercolors added. Like Polacco, Raschka uses a vigorous line and angular perspectives to give his figures extraordinary energy." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Charlie Parker, young readers will bop to the pulsating beat of this sassy picture book....Even the typeface joins in the fun, as italics and boldface strut and swing across the pages. Those in the know will enjoy the inside jokes (the pages, for example, are decorated with birds, after Parker's nickname); young and old alike will find this a read-aloud that's hard to resist. And that's no jive. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Raschka has created a memorable tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker in this rhymic, syncopated, compelling, funny celebration of a man and a musical form. The brief text sings and swings and skips along, practically of its own volition, while the pictures add humor and just the right amount of jazziness to the mix. One of the most innovative picture books of recent times." Horn Book

Synopsis:

Ever hear of Charlie Parker? The great jazz saxophone player? If you have or if you haven't, it's okay. Look at this board book and you'll hear Charlie Parker; you'll hear music in your mind. "Be bop. Fisk, fisk. Lollipop. Boomba, boomba." Look. That's Charlie swinging and spinning all over the pages. And that's Charlie's cat, waiting, waiting for him to come home....

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439578233
Author:
Raschka, Chris
Publisher:
Orchard
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Music
Subject:
Children's Baby - Boardbooks
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Parker, Charlie
Edition Description:
Board Book
Publication Date:
20040301
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
Baby - Kindergarten
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
14
Dimensions:
6 x 6 in
Age Level:
03-05

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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop
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Product details 14 pages Orchard Books (NY) - English 9780439578233 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A brief, rhythmic text printed in different styles and varied with playful onomatopoeia recalls the humor and cadences of a great jazz musician....The equally evocative art is rendered in rough charcoal with watercolors added. Like Polacco, Raschka uses a vigorous line and angular perspectives to give his figures extraordinary energy."
"Review" by , "Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Charlie Parker, young readers will bop to the pulsating beat of this sassy picture book....Even the typeface joins in the fun, as italics and boldface strut and swing across the pages. Those in the know will enjoy the inside jokes (the pages, for example, are decorated with birds, after Parker's nickname); young and old alike will find this a read-aloud that's hard to resist. And that's no jive. Ages 3-6."
"Review" by , "Raschka has created a memorable tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker in this rhymic, syncopated, compelling, funny celebration of a man and a musical form. The brief text sings and swings and skips along, practically of its own volition, while the pictures add humor and just the right amount of jazziness to the mix. One of the most innovative picture books of recent times."
"Synopsis" by , Ever hear of Charlie Parker? The great jazz saxophone player? If you have or if you haven't, it's okay. Look at this board book and you'll hear Charlie Parker; you'll hear music in your mind. "Be bop. Fisk, fisk. Lollipop. Boomba, boomba." Look. That's Charlie swinging and spinning all over the pages. And that's Charlie's cat, waiting, waiting for him to come home....
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