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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    What a great jazz book!

    A jazzy version of "This Old Man", Karen Ehrhardt's and R.G. Roth's book is a terrific addition to my teaching library. All of my students loved the rhythms and scats in the book. It can (and should) be sung, and doing it with keyboard/jazz accompaniment only adds to the fun. The biographical information found in the back is succinct, and the illustrations are "cool jazz".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    A Great Book for Any Music Lover!

    'Doodly-doodly-Doot-doot! Toot-Toot!' That's Karen Ehrhardt's delightful take on a Dizzy Gillespie trumpet line, and like the rest of this sparkling first book, every note rings joyous and true. In a somewhat daring move, Ms. Ehrhardt airs out the musty English poem, 'This Old Man,' with jazz-infused lyrics, and distills the essence of nine jazz giants: Louis Armstrong, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Chano Pozo, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charles Mingus. The improvisations in 'This Jazz Man' are authentic and fun--the text is made for reading out loud! Illustrator R. G. Roth complements Ehrhardt's narrative pictures with multi-media illustrations that are playfully retro yet fresh and child-friendly. For the small fry, a cute and playfully elusive mouse plays hide and seek throughout the book. 'This Jazz Man' has an exhilarating finale -- after each man plays (1 through 9), all of the jazz icons appear on stage together: This jazz band, they play ten, We beg them to play again, With an 'Encore, we want more!' Give them all a hand' These jazz men make one great band! 'This Jazz Man' gets it right, rhymes it tight, and entertains with style. It's a natural for school or library audiences, rambunctious group singing, the first efforts of beginning readers, or as a bedtime treat for toddlers. Older students may delve further into the lives and times of the musicians through the rich yet compact bio sketches that follow the poem.In addition, teachers can easily adapt 'This Jazz Man' to language units, numbers and counting, music appreciation, art, solo and group singing. There's an excellent curriculum guide at thisjazzman.com.

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    Posted March 6, 2009

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