Children's Books


Karen Ehrhardt

ISBN: 978-0152053079

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Copyright Date: November 1, 2006

Price: $17.99


In this toe-tapping jazz tribute, the traditional "This Old Man" gets a swinging makeover, and some of the era's best musicians take center stage. The tuneful text and vibrant illustrations bop, slide, and shimmy across the page as Satchmo plays one, Bojangles plays two . . . right on down the line to Charles Mingus, who plays nine, plucking strings that sound "divine."
Easy on the ear and the eye, this playful introduction to nine jazz giants will teach children to count--and will give them every reason to get up and dance!
Includes a brief biography of each musician.


An Audie Award winner for Best Audiobook for Kids up to Age 8
Audio Publishers Association


Onomatopoeic words spill across the pages in imitation of the music’s sounds…. 
fun for jazz aficionados and neophytes alike. —School Library Journal

Infectious, rhythmic…. [The] text scans with a smooth, toe-tapping tempo…. Children will want to shout along with the scat-cat rhythms (“Beedle-di-Bop! Bebop!”) … a welcome introduction.–Booklist

Gentle and upbeat… it’s a whole lot of fun!–The New York Times Book Review

Just right as an uptempo introduction for the youngest music lovers.–Publishers Weekly