Charlie Parker Played Be Bopby Chris Raschka, Raschka
Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impa-tiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, "Hamilton's story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations."-School Library Journal 8 X 10. Full-color illustrations
Meet 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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My children, 3 years and 19 months, LOVE this book. The rhythm it generates is infectious, and they both stomp their feet and clap their hands in time. I have recommended it to several Moms, and all share my opinion - this book is truly a gift to your child.
I work at a bookstore and library company and this book literally lept off the shelves toward me. I have a jazz-fanatic boyfriend who's turning 24 this June and I will definitely be purchasing this book for him. The book is irresistible and begs to be read out loud. I still have pages of the book going through my head and the last time I read it was days ago.
This book is great for kids of all ages. It's a fabulous way to teach kids about jazz and to make music fun.
My 15 month old grandson loves this board book!