This Jazz Man

This Jazz Man

By Karen Ehrhardt; R. G. Roth (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152053079, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 2006

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.

About the Author
KAREN EHRHARDT doesn't play an instrument and can't sing a lick. But she's probably listening to music right now, at her home in the California redwoods, with her husband David and their dog Wylie. This is her first book for children.

Leslie Staub is the illustrator of the bestselling Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and the author/illustrator of Bless This House. As a native of New Orleans, she wrote Everybody Gets the Blues after living through the Katrina disaster. She now resides an hour north in Folsom, Louisiana. R.G. Roth is the illustrator of This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt, which was a Nick Jr. Magazine Best Book, and a variety of other picture books. He lives in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters.

Praise For This Jazz Man

This Jazz Man . . . is gentle and upbeat. Here the idea is that every great musician joins one big imaginary jazz band, and it’s a whole lot of fun.”The New York Times Book Review