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Jazzy Miz Mozetta

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Awards

Winner of the 2005 Steptoe Illustrator Award
2005 Coretta Scott King Honor Book (Illustrator)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Okay, young cats, let the beat hit your feet."

One fine evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her firecracker-red dress and heads outside to enjoy the moonlight. When she hears the neighborhood kids' music, she's inspired to dance, but her old friends have too many aches and pains to join her. The kids doubt that Miz Mozetta would be able to keep up with them. So she retreats to her parlor, where she dreams about the old days at the Blue Pearl Ballroom. Just when her feet are itching to get out there and do the jitterbug — friends or no friends — a knock comes on the door, and Miz Mozetta gets some welcome company.

Lively, colorful illustrations and a rhythmic text make for a jazzy dance party that readers will delight in attending again and again.

Review:

"Words that bop and pictures that spin make this book so close to dance, readers won't be able to keep their feet from tapping. Roberts's (Sticks and Stones: Bobbie Bones) Miz Mozetta, whom Morrison pictures as a youthful grey-haired, ample-bosomed gal, digs out a fabulous red dress one night ('My best color, if I do say so') and goes out in search of dance partners. Her friends Mister Brown, Miz Lou Lillie, and Mister Willie shake their heads ('My dancin' days are done, honey dear,' Mister Brown says), while teen break-dancers Cap and Rudy model moves too tough for the heroine. When Miz Mozetta heads home, Willie and the rest reconsider and show up at her door, dressed to the nines, ('Lightnin' Lou Lillie kicked off her skippers and stomped. Wildcat Willie whirled'). Cap and Rudy hear the fun and beg to join; now the old folks snub them, then think better of it. As he did in last season's Sweet Music in Harlem, Morrison once again calls to mind the characters of Ernie Barnes with his comfortably-padded women and skinny men whose arms and legs stick out at impossible angles as they start to dance. Three side-by-side time-lapse images show 'Downtown Brown' spin, come around with his head thrown back, then whirl so fast he becomes a blur. The urban setting, a close-knit community whose elders tell the young folks what's what, adds zip to Miz Mozetta's beat. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Morrison captures the exuberant spirit of Miz Mozetta with a colorful jumble of exaggeratedly long, skinny limbs in dynamic illustrations that dance to the beat of a fresh, rhythmic story." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This vivacious, perfectly illustrated picture book is just the thing for sparking a lively conversation about what one generation might offer the other. A not-to-be-missed story hour pick for all ages." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Lively, colorful illustrations and a rhythmic text make for a jazzy dance party in this story about an elderly woman who recalls her days of dancing the jitterbug at the old Blue Pearl Ballroom and gets her chance to dance once more thanks to some neighborhood kids. Full color.

Synopsis:

"Okay, young cats, let the beat hit your feet."

One fine evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her firecracker-red dress and heads outside to enjoy the moonlight. When she hears the neighborhood kids' music, she's inspired to dance, but her old friends have too many aches and pains to join her. The kids doubt that Miz Mozetta would be able to keep up with them. So she retreats to her parlor, where she dreams about the old days at the Blue Pearl Ballroom. Just when her feet are itching to get out there and do the jitterbug — friends or no friends — a knock comes on the door, and Miz Mozetta gets some welcome company.

Lively, colorful illustrations and a rhythmic text make for a jazzy dance party that readers will delight in attending again and again.

 
Jazzy Miz Mozetta is the winner of the 2005 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.

About the Author

Brenda C. Roberts lives in Los Angeles, California, and this is her second book for children.

Frank Morrison lives in New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374336745
ill.:
Morrison, Frank
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Morrison, Frank
Author:
Roberts, Brenda C.
Author:
Morrison, Frank
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Miscellaneous
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Performing Arts - Dance
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Recreation/Miscellaneous
Subject:
Lifestyles/City
Subject:
Town Life
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 26
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.75 x 11.05 x 0.38 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374336745 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Words that bop and pictures that spin make this book so close to dance, readers won't be able to keep their feet from tapping. Roberts's (Sticks and Stones: Bobbie Bones) Miz Mozetta, whom Morrison pictures as a youthful grey-haired, ample-bosomed gal, digs out a fabulous red dress one night ('My best color, if I do say so') and goes out in search of dance partners. Her friends Mister Brown, Miz Lou Lillie, and Mister Willie shake their heads ('My dancin' days are done, honey dear,' Mister Brown says), while teen break-dancers Cap and Rudy model moves too tough for the heroine. When Miz Mozetta heads home, Willie and the rest reconsider and show up at her door, dressed to the nines, ('Lightnin' Lou Lillie kicked off her skippers and stomped. Wildcat Willie whirled'). Cap and Rudy hear the fun and beg to join; now the old folks snub them, then think better of it. As he did in last season's Sweet Music in Harlem, Morrison once again calls to mind the characters of Ernie Barnes with his comfortably-padded women and skinny men whose arms and legs stick out at impossible angles as they start to dance. Three side-by-side time-lapse images show 'Downtown Brown' spin, come around with his head thrown back, then whirl so fast he becomes a blur. The urban setting, a close-knit community whose elders tell the young folks what's what, adds zip to Miz Mozetta's beat. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Morrison captures the exuberant spirit of Miz Mozetta with a colorful jumble of exaggeratedly long, skinny limbs in dynamic illustrations that dance to the beat of a fresh, rhythmic story."
"Review" by , "This vivacious, perfectly illustrated picture book is just the thing for sparking a lively conversation about what one generation might offer the other. A not-to-be-missed story hour pick for all ages."
"Synopsis" by , Lively, colorful illustrations and a rhythmic text make for a jazzy dance party in this story about an elderly woman who recalls her days of dancing the jitterbug at the old Blue Pearl Ballroom and gets her chance to dance once more thanks to some neighborhood kids. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Okay, young cats, let the beat hit your feet."

One fine evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her firecracker-red dress and heads outside to enjoy the moonlight. When she hears the neighborhood kids' music, she's inspired to dance, but her old friends have too many aches and pains to join her. The kids doubt that Miz Mozetta would be able to keep up with them. So she retreats to her parlor, where she dreams about the old days at the Blue Pearl Ballroom. Just when her feet are itching to get out there and do the jitterbug — friends or no friends — a knock comes on the door, and Miz Mozetta gets some welcome company.

Lively, colorful illustrations and a rhythmic text make for a jazzy dance party that readers will delight in attending again and again.

 
Jazzy Miz Mozetta is the winner of the 2005 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.

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