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The Jazz Fly

January 1, 2000 |
ISBN: 9781889910178
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This Indie Next #1 Recommended book, and Benjamin Franklin Book Award winner, celebrates language and the inventive spirit of jazz: "ZA-baza, BOO-zaba, ZEE-za RO-ni!" The book includes 3 listening options: a QR code, audio CD, and FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD featuring Gollub's MUST HEAR narration set to a jazz quartet. To listen as you read along (highly recommended), use the QR code, FREE audio download or traditional CD. All 3 listening options come with the book! The fly, who speaks jazz, asks which way to town. "Rrribit," replies the frog. "Oink," says the hog. Although baffled, the fly hears music in their words, and that evening he uses the animal sounds to set the insect dinner club a hoppin.' The computer enhanced artwork of Karen Hanke perfectly complements the text and audio. Get ready to tap, snap, and swing to the beat as Nancy the Gnat, Willie the Worm, and Sammy the Centipede take the stage. Here's a combination of storytelling, visual art, and music for children to savor time and again. The story has been performed by professionals and by children on three continents! Other honors include: Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Award Winner * Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children * San Francisco Chronicle Editors' Picks.

About this Author

Matthew Gollub is a nationally known children's author, speaker and performer. He has created 20 picture books which together have garnered dozens of national awards and distinctions. His musical narrations accompany some of his most popular books including The Jazz Fly series. A dynamic drummer and bilingual presenter, he has also performed at over 1,000 elementary schools around the U.S. and abroad, inspiring students and families to read for fun. He lives with his family in Santa Rosa, CA.

ISBN: 9781889910178
Series: Jazz Fly
Pages: 32
Publisher: Tortuga Press
Published: 2000-01-01


"This story portrays jazz as freedom to experiment with sounds and to think creatively. Beautifully illustrated, and with a great CD, this gets our vote for the best new book for children of all ages!" --Children's Book Sense 76, the newsletter of independent booksellers nationwide

"Jazz Fly sits down at his drums and begins to play, incorporating the animal sounds into his music to great audience response." --Booklist

"The rhyming text includes scat refrains like "ZA-baza, BOO-zaba, ZEE-zah RO-ni" that just beg to be read aloud...The illustrations and book design give the whole enterprise the feel of jazz, even without musical accompaniment. The accompanying CD is delightful. Gollub narrates with a jazzy beat, and the danceable music perfectly accentuates the story. Children will love hearing this book read aloud and imitating the animal sounds and other refrains. A natural for storytimes." --School Library Journal

"The art of improvisation, exuberantly explicated, introduces the American musical form." --Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children

"An accessible introduction to jazz quartets, scatting and improvisation. It's a cool package." --San Francisco Chronicle Editors' Picks

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