Do you love jazz music? Do you want some good children's books to go along with your favorite tunes? I've got some really good ones for you!
My husband, Jacob, loves jazz. I've learned more about jazz from him than from anyone else. He likes to quiz me when we're listening to jazz and I'm getting pretty good at identifying Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane and Medeski Martin & Wood. I already knew Louis Armstrong, of course. He always gets me with Fats Waller though! One day I'm going to guess Fats right.
Here are five picture books we love for their strong rhythm and jazz influence:
How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle, illus. Randy Cecil. Reading this super rhythmic picture book sounds almost like scatting. Shannon Hale recommended it on her blog years back and I love it! A walk through the neighborhood turns into a dance party.
Add your favorites to this list in the comments below, and share this post with your jazz-loving friends!
p.s. If you want to try out Amazon Prime Music, I've got a link for that. Since they've got 30-day free trials, it's worth a spin!