The Jazz Fly with audio CD

Matthew Gollub


  • Grades: All
  • Subjects: Reading, Writing
  • Product Type: Book

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Total Price: $46.80

Product Description

Written and Performed by Matthew Gollub Illustrated by Karen Hanke Ages 2-99. 32 pages. Full color Published by Tortuga Press


A singular story about musical insects celebrating language and the inventive spirit of jazz. Includes narration set to a jazz quartet on audio CD.

A fly, who speaks jazz, asks different critters which way to town. “Rrribit,” replies the frog. “Oink,” says the hog. Although baffled, the fly hears music in their words, and that evening he stirs up a solo that sets the dinner club a hoppin.’ The computer enhanced artwork of Karen Hanke perfectly complements the text and CD. Get ready to tap, snap, and swing to the beat as Nancy the Gnat, Willie the Worm, and Sammy the Centipede take the stage.

Here’s a combination of storytelling, visual art, and music to savor time and again.


Awards and Distinctions:

Writer’s Digest National Self-Published Book Award

America’s #1 Recommended Children’s Book -Children’s Book Sense 76

Benjamin Franklin Award for children’s book/audio book

Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children

California Department of Education Suggested Reading

San Francisco Chronicle Editors’ Picks

Featured on “West Coast Live” and major jazz radio stations


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Matthew Gollub
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MATTHEW GOLLUB is an award-winning children's author who combines dynamic storytelling, interactive drumming, and valuable reading and writing tips. What's more, he does this while speaking four languages: English, Spanish, Japanese and jazz! He helps families re-discover the joy of reading to children aloud for FUN.

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