Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

by Chris Raschka

Inspired upon hearing a recording of "A Night in Tunisia," the author-artist created... read more

Inspired upon hearing a recording of "A Night in Tunisia," the author-artist created a swinging tribute to Charlie Parker and be bop. The unified art and design elements of this 9 1/2" square book express be bop music. The illustrations were rendered in watercolor and charcoal pencil. "Charlie Parker played be bop. / Charlie Parker played alto saxophone. / The music sounded like hip hop. / Never leave your cat / a-lone." Caution: the lyrics are contagious. (All ages)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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