Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band
Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band
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Annotation: Acoustic Rooster forms a jazz band with Duck Ellington, Bee Holliday, and Pepe Ernesto Cruz to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show against such greats as Thelonius Steer, Mules Davis, and Ella Finchgerald.
Catalog Number: #56225
Binding Type: Perma-Bound (from Original Hardback)
Special Formats: Inventory Sale Inventory Sale
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Illustrator: Bowers, Tim,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-585-36688-9 Perma-Bound: 0-605-52127-1
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-585-36688-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-52127-8
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2010053709
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: ALA Booklist , Horn Book (4/1/12) , Kirkus Reviews , School Library Journal (11/1/11) , Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 325
Reading Level: 2.9
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 151186 / grade: Lower Grades

When a jazz-loving rooster sets his sights on winning a barnyard talent show, he realizes he can't do it as a solo act. He's up against the talents of Mules Davis's cool duo and Ella Finchgerald's singing group. Acoustic Rooster calls on friends like pianist Duck Ellington, singer Bee Holiday, and percussionist piggy Pepe Ernesto Cruz. Together, the foursome makes beautiful music as they rock the barnyard. And while they may not win first prize, Acoustic Rooster realizes he has the world's best jazz band and that's all that matters. Colorful artwork from artist Tim Bowers (Memoirs of a Goldfish) ensures this story doesn't miss a beat. A glossary of musical terms and instruments rounds out this perfect introduction to jazz for young readers. Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producer of literary programs. He has written for television, the stage, and authored 13 books. He conducts writing/publishing workshops at schools and conferences throughout the country. Kwame lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 25 children's books, garnering such awards as the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list. His work for Sleeping Bear includes First Dog and First Dog's White House Christmas. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio.