The creators of Jazz ABZ are back for an encore With infectious rhythm and rhyme, musical master Wynton Marsalis opens kids' ears to the sounds around us.
What's that sound? The back door "squeeeaks "open, sounding like a noisy mouse nearby -- "eeek, eeeek, eeeek "Big trucks on the highway "rrrrrrrumble, "just as hunger makes a tummy "grrrrumble." Ringing with exuberance and auditory delights, this second collaboration by world-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood.
About the Author
Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and tireless champion of jazz, is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and the winner of nine Grammy Awards. The artistic director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center program, he lives in New York.
Paul Rogers has created everything from billboard portraits at Dodger Stadium to a silkscreen portrait of Wynton Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He lives in Pasadena, California.
Paul Rogers is the illustrator of Wynton Marsalis's book"Jazz ABZ". In addition to illustrating children's books, he has created images for the "New York Times", Pixar Animation Studios, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the NFL's Super Bowl. He lives with his wife, Jill, and his two children, Alex and Nate, in Pasadena, California.
Onomatopoeic words will challenge readers and delight listeners . . . Rogers’ hip, playfully cartoonish spreads pop with clever visual allusions to jazz tunes and players. Loud and clear, the creators show how tuning into everyday sounds can inspire music. Clap, clap, CLAP!
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This exuberant articulation of sounds both subtle and grandiose is sure to inspire closer listening and creative responses.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Warm up those vocal chops and get ready for the swingingest read-aloud of the year.
—Booklist (starred review)