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Jazz on a Saturday Night

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


At this age children begin to identify images but if we use them to foster positive sharing, more likely others will agree because at the age of 3 based on research studies, a child's reaction to things are already remembered by them. The word is mold and create a child by consistency of the right mix. Music if you read the lyrics carefully is the key to communication in a child's world. Teens also go through the same feelings and need that attention. In doing this like treating them like a friend and not a demanding or boastful parent of their own children it is better to allow children FREEDOM of personal space which many of them desire these days. Just monitor them without being so obvious.

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Inspired by their life-long love of jazz, illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon have put together their dream team of musicians to create "an evening of jazz immortality." In be-bopping language and poster-like illustrations, they capture the excitement and energy that such a session might create. Anyone new to the jazz form, or even the veteran, is sure to catch their enthusiasm.

In a perfectly balanced collage of sound and sight, jazz comes alive in award-winning artwork. Painted in what might be called a graphic style, some scenes focus on the musicians themselves, who with eyes closed, seem to be playing or singing from the soul. Others show an audience whose members are jumping, jiving, and otherwise pulled into the captivating music that flows around them like "a river of melody sketched in dim light." Everyone is having a good time, and the reader will, too. True to form, the Dillons have created another masterpiece to join the other award-winning books in their oeuvre.

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