Grades 1 - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 5.3
Lexile Measure®: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
Type of Book: Read-Aloud Book
- General Nonfiction
- Composers and Musicians
- Musical Instruments
About This Book
If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off.
Learn about this popular music form and read a biography of each player pictured — and then hear each instrument play on a specially produced CD.
What's the featured song? "Jazz on a Saturday Night," written and recorded to accompany this book.
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
* "A splendid read-aloud/listen-along multisensory title, Jazz is an interdisciplinary workhorse, perfect for music, art, movement, poetry, social studies, and language arts classes." — School Library Journal, starred review
* "...brought to life through brief, 'toe-tappin' poems and paintings that seem to swing off the pages... Equally vibrant are the paintings of the audience, wrapped up in the sound and sharing the energy."" — Booklist, starred review
* "The sophisticated illustrations of the star-filled stage recall Harlem Renaissance paintings" — Publishers Weekly, starred review