Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

by Christopher Raschka

Paperback, 1997





Scholastic Inc. (1997), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages


Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.

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LibraryThing member francescadefreitas
Currently my favourite picture book, and splendid to read aloud at story time. The words play with rhythm and language sounds in the most satisfying way, the illustrations are crazy enough to support the words. You can hear music when you read this.

And never leave your cat alone!
LibraryThing member KristinWhite
This book is great for kids Kindergarten to Second grade. Teaches children the music type, be bop. Kids could make their own be bop as part of a lesson.
LibraryThing member kristilunde
Lively, pulsing beat. This book reads like music.
LibraryThing member CrunchyGranola
A beautifully illustrated book that is super cool to read aloud. It's just *made* for intoning. Give it a try!
LibraryThing member BarrettOlivia
Charlie Parker's bee-bop comes to life in this quaint music themed book! Rather than a factual book describing Charlie Parker, Raschka brings his bee-bop to life with this fun song book. The song is actually so catchy, it has actually been stuck in my head for the last few hours!
LibraryThing member BVstorytime
Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.
LibraryThing member tonyalwickware
Summary: Charlie Parker played be bop begins with Charlie playing a saxaphone and we see a cat and are told "Never leave your cat alone." He plays be bop on his saxaphone making silly sounds and rhyming words. At the end the music sounds more like hip hop and we are reminded again "Never leave your cat alone."

Personal Reation: Charlie Parker played be bop is a fun rhyming book to read to children. It is fun to say some of the sounds and rhymes in this book, but its really fun to getthe children involved.

Teaching Extensions:
1) Charlie Parker played be bop could be used to teach children to identify musical instruments.
2) Charlie Parker played be bop could be used as a lesson for participation.
3) Charlie Parker played be bop can be used to teach children that reading poetry can be fun.
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LibraryThing member courtneyspako
This a catchy book that will keep children entertained. The book as a rhythm to it which will help the readers remember the words.
LibraryThing member lmhudson
"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.
LibraryThing member brandib90
“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 rhythm to it and gives students an idea of what the flow of “be bop” sounds like. This would be a great book for getting students to interact with story time. When the teacher get’s to one of the sound words the students could repeat after the teacher.… (more)
LibraryThing member Joscellin
This book shows characteristics of different types of music and how they are similar.
LibraryThing member conuly
Good basic book about Charlie Parker, enlivened with nonsense "scat" renditions.


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Physical description

32 p.; 9.25 x 0.25 inches


0531070956 / 9780531070956


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