This Jazz Man (Hardcover)

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

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152053079, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 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 makes her picture-book debut with This Jazz Man. She lives in La Honda, California.R. G. ROTH is a freelance illustrator whose award-winning work has been displayed in New York City. He lives in Hudson, Ohio.

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