Bird & Diz
Bird & Diz

Bird & Diz

Written by Gary Golio & illustrated by Ed Young
4 - 8
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Feb 26, 2015
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When sax player Charlie “Bird” Parker and trumpeter John “Dizzy” Gillespie make music together, they toss notes back and forth like a game of tag and chase each other with sounds. As Dizzy’s cheeks puff out like a frog with glasses, the two friends beep and bop and push each other to create a new kind of music—a thrilling fast jazz full of surprises. Blending a playful, rhythmic narration with expressive illustrations as fluid and dynamic as their subjects, this tribute to the masters of bebop by acclaimed biographer Gary Golio and beloved artist Ed Young will have readers hankering to listen for themselves!

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    February 26, 2015
    Candlewick Press
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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