March 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Bird & Diz

Gary Golio. illus. by Ed Young. Candlewick.

Gr 3 Up–With bursts of rhythm and flashes of color, the spirit and genius of bebop artists Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie are captured in a tribute to their classic rendition of “Salt Peanuts.” Author and illustrator offer a virtuoso performance, mirroring that of the performers as text and images skit-scat and swirl between the artists, through a jazz club, and across the pages of this concertina. Dazzling.

Beboppin’ with Bird & Diz: A Teaching Guide