Jazz Baby by Lisa WheelerJazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler

Jazz Baby

byLisa WheelerIllustratorR. Gregory Christie

Hardcover | November 1, 2007

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Also written by Lisa Wheeler:&nbspMammoths on the MoveIllustrated by Kurt Cyrus978-0-15-204700-9&nbsp $16.00&nbspOne Dark NightIllustrated by Ivan Bates978-0-15-202318-8&nbsp $16.00978-0-15-205888-3 pb&nbsp&nbsp $6.00
LISA WHEELER is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows, One Dark Night, and Mammoths On the Move, which received a Parent's Choice Recommended Award. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. www.lisawheelerbooks.com R. GREGORY CHRISTIE has illustrated many books for young readers, among them three Cor...
Title:Jazz BabyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.36 inPublished:November 1, 2007Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152025227

ISBN - 13:9780152025229

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun young readers will enjoy the jazzy beat of this story and the musical words that are used.
Date published: 2018-06-11

Editorial Reviews

* Wheeler's verse scans beautifully and begs to be read aloud-danced to, even-making this a fine choice for preschool and kindergarten story times. Christie's bold, double-paged gouache compositions locate this colorfully garbed, expressively hip family within an equally vibrant community. . . . Exultant and infectious, from the red-and-yellow-striped endpapers to the final aÇÿOH YEAH!" (starred review)* "To the contagious rhythm of the text, Baby and his extended family members be-bop and hip-hop, and generally make jazzy music. 'Brother's hands tap./Sister's hands snap./Itty-bitty Baby's hands/CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!' Meanwhile, the youngster is passed from arm to arm, bouncing and bopping, smiling and waving, until-worn out-he allows himself to be tucked into his crib. Against stark white pages, Christie's paintings in sepia/ochre tones highlighted with brighter shades of green, blue, violet, and red add to the happy, hoppin' scene. The stylized African Americans with happy, expressive faces, outlined in free-form black line, dance and sway across the pages along with the words (in large and supersize font). Read aloud with a strong emphasis on the beat and a little body movement, too, this lively poetic piece will charm many a little person and provide a joyful musical experience for readers, as well." (starred review)"