The Jazz Fly by Matthew GollubThe Jazz Fly by Matthew Gollub

The Jazz Fly

byMatthew Gollub

Book & Toy | January 1, 2000

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This singular story about musical insects celebrates language and the inventive spirit of jazz. The book includes an audio CD, and FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD, featuring the author's narration set to a jazz quartet. A fly, who speaks jazz, asks different critters 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 those sounds to set the insect dinner club a hoppin.' The computer enhanced artwork of Karen Hanke perfectly complements the text and CD. 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.
  • Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Award America's #1
  • Recommended Children's Book—Children's Book Sense 76
  • Benjamin Franklin Award for children's book/audio book
  • Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children
  • California Department of Education Suggested Reading
  • San Francisco Chronicle Editors' Picks Featured on "West Coast Live" and major jazz radio stations
Matthew Gollub is a nationally known children’s author, speaker and performer. He has created 18 picture books which together have garnered 25 national awards and distinctions. His musical narrations on audio CDs accompany some of his most popular books including The Jazz Fly and Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga. A dynamic drummer and b...
Title:The Jazz FlyFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:32 pages, 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.4 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Tortuga PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1889910171

ISBN - 13:9781889910178

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Editorial Reviews

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