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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

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"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

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"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

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"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

About the Author

Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of A BALL FOR DAISY and THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW. He is also the illustrator of YO! YES? (which won a Caldecott Honor), SOURPUSS AND SWEETIE PIE, CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BE BOP, and FARMY FARM. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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lisaaannburns, February 5, 2007 (view all comments by lisaaannburns)
This is a great book to read rhythmically and help students feel the steady beat and the syncopated rhythm in jazz. When reading it to children, speak it rhythmically and have the children echo speak it back. Eventually, you can speak it together. If you'd like to go a step further, you can pair it with a recording of "A Night in Tunisia". I'm a music teacher and my kids love it! When reading it with the music, wait until you hear the saxophone come in and read the first two pages 2 times in a row (Charlier Parker played be bop. Charlier Parker played saxophone. The music sounded like be bop. Never leave your cat alone. Charlier Parker played be bop. Charlier Parker played saxophone. The music sounded like be bop. Never leave your cat alone.) Then read the rest of the book in order. It's great paired with rhythm sticks as well!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780531070956
Author:
Raschka, Christopher
Publisher:
Orchard Books (NY)
Author:
Raschka, Chris
Author:
Raschka
Author:
Raschka, Christopher,
Location:
New York
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Music
Subject:
Jazz music
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Concepts - Senses & Sensation
Subject:
Children s Activities-Music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.25 x 9.25 in
Age Level:
03-06

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Product details 32 pages Orchard Books (NY) - English 9780531070956 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 , "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."
"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."
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