The Daddy Longlegs Blues (Hardcover)

By Mike Ornstein, Lisa Kopelke (Illustrator)

Sterling, 9781402743597, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009



Daddy Longlegs will have kids singing along with his bluesy song as they read this hip picture book! He’s one cool cat who scats, an eight-legged drummer keeping the beat. He moves and grooves and gets funky across the floor. And one thing’s for sure: no one’s better at getting mellow on a saxophone, and bringing rhythm and soul into every child’s home. Mike Ornstein’s catchy rhyming text is irresistibly musical, and Lisa Kopelke’s witty art features plenty of fun details and an urban, bohemian flair; her sunglasses-wearing title character seems to come straight out of the Beat generation. A glossary of blues terms, a list of instruments played by the characters, and a page of facts about daddy longlegs and blues music provides extra entertaining info.



About the Author

Mike Ornstein is afraid of spiders and has no musical talent whatsoever. This is his first picture book. Lisa Kopelke is the author and illustrator of several children's books, including "The Younger Brother's Survival Guide," "Tissue Please!," and" Excuse Me!" (all Simon & Schuster). Find out more about her on her Web site,

Praise For The Daddy Longlegs Blues

"The jazzy poem will be fun for sharing."--Kirkus Reviews