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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (September 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565548590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565548596
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Hepcats rule in this spirited but uneven tribute to the swinging beat of the New Orleans jazz scene. Whisking readers to a "back-alley corner off of Bourbon Street," Davis introduces a talented lineup of felines in a Big Easy band from "Old Wailing Tijon" on bass and "little skinny Tyrone" on trumpet to a "hot piano kitty with the name Louise" who serves up "some Satchmo and some Holiday/ Down in the Quarter when these jive cats play." Davis clearly had fun with this one, shoehorning in an abundance of jazz slang (e.g., "a real cool daddy from across the tracks"; "Jazz Cats!/ Far-out Jazz Cats!") and references to well-known New Orleans destinations and cuisine (including Preservation Hall, crawfish pie, gumbo and beignets). But a number of amateurish rhymes ("The folks down there never throw a shoe,/ 'Cause the air is filled with sweet jazz and blues"), awkward scans and a bounty of exclamation points hamper the effect. Galey's illustrations are competent and colorful, but readers don't get a feel for the bayou city or the individual characters. All ages.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-A rhyming text describes a New Orleans jazz band of six cats: "On a summer evening along about nine,/Sneak down the alley-hear those cats unwind!/All the French Quarter kitties go to party there,/And each cat brings along a beau or cher./Jazz Cats!/Party Jazz Cats!" Verses spotlight members of the band and their instruments as the musicians play until dawn and then sleep on the benches of Jackson Square, waiting for the next night of music. Bright cartoon illustrations, with the text superimposed on them, capture the feel of the city and underline the personalities of the felines, all dressed in finery and eating at the Cafe Du Monde, even though they perform on an alley wall and sleep on benches. Although neither art nor text is outstanding, the book is of interest for its evocation of the musical nightlife of New Orleans-a timely offering given the renewed focus on jazz.

Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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My child and I loved it!
Christine Ford
The illustrations are delightful as the cats prance and strut to the music in their hip clothes set against lush backgrounds.
S. Ward
Their New Orleans jazz combo plays together in the streets as these cats know how to have fun!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Ward on October 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a charming story of the "Jazz Cats" playing their music through out a New Orleans night. It is told in rhyme and each member of the band shows his musical talent. There is the hot piano kitty, Louise, and the leader of the band Broussard playing his clarinet, and old Grandpa Kitty blowing his horn. These and the rest of the jazz band play through the evening and the story follows them into the dawn as they walk home stopping at their favorite cafe along the way for a bite to eat and play a bit more jazz out on the lawn. The story ends in the park with the cats drapped asleep around the park bench waiting for the next nights gig.
The illustrations are delightful as the cats prance and strut to the music in their hip clothes set against lush backgrounds. The rhyme and art is felt through out the book and any child would enjoy this flavor of the south. They will hear the music blow out of the pages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Jazz Cats is a rhythmic story told in verse about some real cool cats that knowhow to entertain. Their New Orleans jazz combo plays together in the streets as these cats know how to have fun! David Davis' lively and entertaining picturebook story is brought vividly to live with the detailed artwork of Chuck Galey against such New Orleans backgrounds as Preservation hall, Cafe du Monde, and Jackson Square. Jazz Cats is an enthusiastically recommended addition to family, school, and community library picturebook collections for young readers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vickie perez on October 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I loved Jazz Cats. The rythmn could be felt on each page with the flow of the text and the wonderful illustrations. It helped me explain to my children the unique culture of New Orleans. Then we listened to some Kenny G and went to eat at Razoo's Cajun Restaurant!
Great Book
Vickie L. Perez
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debra Deur on October 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Jazz Cats serves up a fanciful glimpse of the Big Easy from a feline viewpoint. The rhymed story swings with the same easy rhythm of the jazz that Davis' musical cats play. Young readers and listeners will be drawn into the cats' world, while adult readers will enjoy the many true-to-life references to the sensory feast that is New Orleans. Chuck Galey's lush, full-page illustrations round out each cat-musician's personality, and anchor the book squarely in celebratory Crescent City ambience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christine Ford on October 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book to introduce children to the world of Jazz. The illustrations are inviting and the text is very jazzy. My child and I loved it!
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More About the Author

TRAVELS WITH GRANDPAW
A memoir of Texas Tales

I'd like to tell you folks a bit about my new ebook. "Travels With Grandpaw" is Tuesdays With Morrie--in Boots. I'm usually known for my children's picture books. This is my venture into non-fiction writing for adults. It's my coming of age story with Texas in the last century as a backdrop. A memoir of Texas tales.

I traveled with my beloved "Grandpaw" Raymond Lacy (1905-97) across Texas in a relationship that spanned forty-nine years. He taught me about hunting, fishing, loving, kindness, courage and loss. We had many adventures and you can share them, too.

Visit South Texas as Grandpaw faces off against the smartest stub-tailed one-eyed pirate of a rat in in the Lone Star State. Travel back to a Hill Country Christmas in the 1880's as told by an old cowboy born in 1869. Corner a wild tomcat in a Cherokee County outhouse with Raymond and his brother, Alton in 1910. Celebrate an early 1900's East Texas Christmas with a buckboard full of roman candles, a new Barlow pocket knife, music,firewater, and a kind old Cherokee named Joe.

Come along with David, and watch a monumental skeet shooting contest between Grandpaw with his old square-backed Browning and an arrogant skeet shooter shooting an engraved Beretta over and under outside of San Antonio in 1960. Watch Grandpaw and David as they encounter a dancing duck thief near Indianola, Texas.

Attend a country wake in the Texas Piney Woods. Ride along with Ray's band in 1920 when they play a rural dance--and have to fend off a gang of troublemakers and a vicious pit bull. Stand beside Grandpaw as he stands up against four young hoodlums--when he was in his eighties!

This book is about growing up, growing old, and the wheel of life, but mostly it is about laughter--and Raymond Lacy, an unbribed soul.

AUTHOR'S BIOGRAPHY

David Davis is a humorist, cartoonist, writer, and speaker. He's half of the "Two For One" dynamic duo school visit team.Davis has written 15 picture books so far. He grew up in Texas. Most of his stories and picture books draw on his Texas roots and his love of music. Two of his books "Texas Mother Goose" and "Texas Aesop's Fables" were named to syndicated columnist and writer, Glenn Dromgoole's Texas Top Ten List of books about Texas.

In addition to books, David has published pen & ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short stories.

He's an active speaker and presenter at educational conferences and schools. Davis is known for his good natured humorous talks.

He's done programs from Pre-K all the way to graduating teachers at college level.He's done programs at LeTourneau University, Baylor University, and Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. He's presented at the Dallas Children's Book Festival, The West Texas Book Festival, and the Corpus Christi Children's Book Festival, among others.

He's appeared on TV, radio, and as featured author at the Texas Book Festival,Texas Librarian's Association Conference,Arkansas Reading Association Conference,Kansas Reading Recovery Conference, and many more. Over the years, He's traveled the country on numerous book tours.


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