Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo & Diane Dillon

This beautifully-illustrated tribute to jazz is a 2008 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book and it is easy to see why. The illustrations almost jump off the page alongside brief descriptions of jazz masters such as Monk, Fitzgerald, Parker, Coltrane and others. An accompanying CD provides an intro to jazz. Grades K-4 but this would be a great picture book to use with older students as well.

1 comment:

A. Barbee said...

Second. I think this is a great introduction to jazz. The name-dropping of famous jazz musicians only whets the appetite for more information on them and the music they played.