Chris Raschka, 1997
Washington Post “100 Books for the Ages” Age 4 *
I liked it! I read it three times. Of course, it is only 95 words. It truly is best read aloud, even if you are just reading for yourself. I don’t really understand what a four-year-old would like, so here are some words from some reviews.
“The brief text sings and swings and skips along, practically of its own volition, while the pictures add humor and just the right amount of jazziness ... " The Horn Book
“... Regardless of whether they’ve heard of jazz or Charlie Parker, young readers will bop to the pulsating beat of this sassy picture book. [A] read-aloud that’s hard to resist. And that’s no jive.” Publishers Weekly