Bird & Diz

By GOLIO, Gary

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ISBN
9780763666606
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3 Up—This book's capable creators capture the flavor of "Salt Peanuts," a bebop classic associated with Charlie "Bird" Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Golio has previously tackled the challenge of using words to present musicians as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and John Coltrane. The free verse is arranged to conjure speed and playfulness, and the imagery is amusing, i.e., Dizzy's puffy cheeks are compared to a frog's. The performance is presented as a game: "They take turns,/tossing notes back and forth like jugglers...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

An impressionistic story of a "be-bop-a-skoodley" friendship comes together in the juxtaposition of a series of opposites -- rendering and abstraction, saturation and resistance, darkness and light -- reflecting the special partnership of two distinct musical legends. Golio distills the relationship between John "Diz" Gillespie and Charlie "Bird" Parker into a single, electric jam session, detailing the back-and-forth nature of their improvisational synthe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Golio distills the relationship between John "Diz" Gillespie and Charlie "Bird" Parker into one electric jam session, detailing the back-and-forth nature of the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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