Today is brought to you by the letter Jj.
I received a postcard in the mail with The Jazzy Alphabet front and a lovely note from the author, Sherry Shahan. I went out and got the book and was so amazed that I decided to choose alphabet books for my 2019 A to Z Blog Challenge theme.
THE JAZZY ALPHABET
by Sherry Shahan (author) and Mary Thelen (illustrator)
Philomel Books 2002
Abazaba alley cat
and boogie-woogie bebop a boogaloo.
Cool cats cuttin’ the rug with
a clip-clop clappin’ happenin’.
D’s on the drums,
down and dirty.
“Dig it! Dig it!”
Get ready to jive! It’s time to swing from A to Z jazz style with alliteration, rhythm, and fun! The beat of The Jazz Alphabet‘s text is musical and begs to be read aloud. The vocabulary will be new to most children but learning new words has never been so fun. The abstract illustrations are bright and bold and dance across each page spread. Young readers will be intrigued as they look for items that begin with each letter. I am in awe of Sherry’s brilliant text which creates the coolest introduction to jazz.
A good companion book to The Jazzy Alphabet is
J IS FOR JAZZ: A Roaring Twenties Alphabet
by Greg Paprocki (author and illustrator)
Gibbs Smith 2017
A BabyLit Board Book
Most children have books that they want to have read to them over and over and over again. For this reason, books for the youngest children need to also appeal to the adult who is reading. The BabyLit series does this well. In J is for Jazz: A Roaring Twenties Alphabet, the historical information will keep parents entertained while children enjoy the illustrations. Set in the twenties, the retro alphabet book introduces this era of social change when jazz music became popular and women won the right to vote. This is a board book that will be read again and again.
Here’s 3-year-old Thomas learning the alphabet with the help of the Electric Company’s Jazz Alphabet:https://youtu.be/cfRVZYflcrc
I hope you are having a jazzy day!