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Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler
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Feb 13, 2012

it was amazing
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A great introduction to jazz for very young readers, the rhythm and rhyme and repetition of the text are marvelous and almost entrancing. The portrayal of a large family, coming together to make music, dance, and (eventually) get Jazz Baby to go to sleep, is both fun and heart-warming, and the bright illustrations suit the text perfectly.

After we checked this out from the library, Dot wanted to read it every night, and would clap along with Jazz Baby. It is one of the first books where she memorized some of the words and would speak them back to us. It's also fun to read, drawing the reader into the music of the language.

While it isn't the most restful bedtime book ever written, Jazz Baby is perfect for nights when I need to coax the kiddo into sitting long enough to calm down a notch or two before she can entertain the idea of being sleepy.
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