Charlie Parker Played be Bop

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Orchard Books, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Ever hear of Charlie Parker? The great jazz saxophone player? If you have or if you haven't, it's okay. Look at this board book and you'll hear Charlie Parker; you'll hear music in your mind. "Be bop. Fisk, fisk. Lollipop. Boomba, boomba." Look. That's Charlie swinging and spinning all over the pages. And that's Charlie's cat, waiting, waiting for him to come home...

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User Review  - brandib90 - LibraryThing

“Charlie Baker Played Be Bop” is a perfect book for beginners. The book is written in such a way that a student could easily match the picture with the words. Also the book is written with a sort of ... Read full review

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User Review  - lmhudson - LibraryThing

"Charlie Parker played be bop" is an up beat book that plays with music. This book can be used to help children learn about musical instruments. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

For Chris Raschka, the first step in his creative process is thinking about his audience - a single imaginary child who is a blend of myself, the students in my wife's classroom - and the students from two classrooms I visit regularly." Raschka, a Caldecott Medalist for The Hello, Goodbye Window and a Caldecott Honoree for Yo! Yes?, draws from any number of images or events - a poem, personal experience, or childhood recollection. He then pulls these ideas into book form. Once the story's complete, he shows it to his audience to gauge their reaction. "And then I may make some changes," he concedes. Raschka lives with his wife and son in New York City. For more information about Chris Raschka, visit:

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