Synopses & Reviews
SNAP!and#160;BOMP!and#160;BEEDLE-DI-BOP!and#160;In this toe-tapping jazz tribute, the traditional "This Old Man" gets a swinging makeover, and some of the era's best musicians take center stage. The tuneful text and vibrant illustrations bop, slide, and shimmy across the page as Satchmo plays one, Bojangles plays two . . . right on down the line to Charles Mingus, who plays nine, plucking strings that sound "divine."
"A mand#233;lange of words relevant to a music education . . . Well-developed subject matter and a sense of humor."--The New York Times Book Review
"Like a grand piano: It hits all the high notes but reaches the bass undertones as well . . . Fresh, eye-catching."--Boston Herald
Music and the alphabet have always gone together. Don't kids learn their letters by singing the ABCs? But you've never seen--or heard--a musical alphabet like this one. Beloved tunes. Unusual instruments. Legendary virtuosos. From anthems to zydeco, the language of music and the music of language harmonize in one superb symphony. It's a funky fusion for songsters of all ages! Includes endnotes.
Playful text opens up the world of music and the alphabet to younger readers, and conversational endnotes offer older readers a springboard to further musical explorations, in this "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. Full color.
A be-bopping, toe-tapping introduction to nine well-known jazz musicians
About the Author
KAREN EHRHARDT doesn't play an instrument and can't sing a lick. But she's probably listening to music right now, at her home in the California redwoods, with her husband David and their dog Wylie. This is her first book for children.R.G. ROTH studied drawing and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. His award-winning work has been displayed in New York City. Though a native of the historic whaling village Cold Spring Harbor, New York, he now lives with his wife, two daughters, and their dog Moxie in a 1850s period home in Hudson, Ohio.