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Jazz Fly 2 (hardcover book with audio CD and free download)


Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga
Hardcover book with audio CD and free download

$15.00 / U.S.A. ISBN  978-1-889910-444

Written and Performed by Matthew Gollub
Illustrated by Karen Hanke

Ages 2-99. 32 pages. Full color
Published by Tortuga Press

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In this awaited sequel to The Jazz Fly, Matthew introduces Spanish words and Latin jazz. In fact, he introduces forty zippy Spanish phrases to thoroughly entertain children of all backgrounds. The first Spanish word is “pachanga” which is like a fiesta only with more music, more energy, and more dancing till all hours! Matthew’s MUST-HEAR CD features the same instrumentation as the first Jazz Fly, with the addition of master Latin percussionist John Santos. Follow the Jazz Bugs deep into the rain forest, decipher the spoken words of exotic fauna—but watch out for the dangers that lurk around the termite nest. Like the Fly, and the author himself, you’ll be glad you learned to speak a second language!

Awards and Distinctions:

Foreword Reviews Best Books of the Year, Gold Award Winner

Best Books 2010 Winner, USA Book News

International Book Awards Winner

Parents’ Choice Award

Moonbeam Children’s Book Gold Medal

Critical Acclaim:

“The cross-cultural interplay of scat and Latin rhythms wins. ¡Qué bueno!”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Nicely enhanced by the bouncing narration and Latin rhythms on the accompanying CD.”
—A.L.A. Booklist

“[Gollub] gives educators useful information and ideas.”
—School Library Journal

The Story Begins:

A tropical tour.
The Fly drove his band, nicely dressed,
on their way to playin’ music in a termite nest.
But the limousine sputtered, the gas ran dry,
so the Fly popped the hood
and started clangin’ with a wrench…

More Reasons Why Kids, Parents, Teachers and Librarians Love Jazz Fly 2:

Jungle / rain forest theme (1st grade unit)
Mesmerizing musical narration on audio CD
Introduces Latin jazz and percussion
Bilingual appeal (40 Spanish words interspersed)
Detailed Author’s Note about language and creativity


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