From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3–Cool Bopper plays a jazzy sax and sings a hoppin' scat: A-bop-bop-be-bop. But one night he bops so big and loud that he pops his dentures out of his mouth and into the extra-high beehive wig of a woman in the audience. Proudly wearing Bopper's choppers, she grooves her way into the bathroom, where she accidentally drops them into the/hopper./Splish, splash, flush
,/the choppers/swirled, whirled,/smilin' pretty as pearls,/gurglin', circlin'/down…. Without his teeth, Bopper's music goes down the drain, too. He is blue and takes a trip to try to lift his spirits and get his bop back. At the beach, he hears some groovin',/soothin'/music, and soon finds his choppers, which had washed ashore, blowing a tune through a cone-shaped shell. Without pause, he picks them up, pops them into his mouth, grabs his sax, and begins to wail. High's text has a jazzy riff that is well suited to this humorous story. O'Brien's ink-and-watercolor pointillist illustrations are perfect: filled with cool colors and jaunty motion, they look the way the music sounds. The small notes that pour from Bopper's sax bend and stretch, as do the bodies of the musicians and dancers. Suspend logic and enjoy the fun of this silly tale.–Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME
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"Exuberant text. . . . Good silly, be-boppin' fun." --Kirkus Reviews
"High's text has a jazzy riff that is well suited to this humorous story. . . . Suspend logic and enjoy the fun of this silly tale." --School Library Journal