the Back Cover --
This is a fun and colorful new
book, a story of the vital importance of jazz music and its place
in todayís early education. Relayed by a young and fun-loving girl,
Ashti, itís the story of Al, an elderly and talented jazz musician who
inspires Ashti and her mother to organize a benefit evening at Al's
former elementary school, to keep music alive and very, very well in the
Readers have already enthusiastically noted the value of the story and
its vivid presentation that engages child and adult readers alike. A few
of their reviews to date, say:
"That book is amazing!" - Jaden, 7 yrs old.
"Wow, Ashti looks like me and Birdman Al is someone I would want to
meet!" Tristan, 9yrs.
"It is a wonderful book that my children can appreciate for generations
to come." Connie, mother of two.
At the end of the book, Carmen has incorporated a list of legendary
singers and musicians, along with some information on jazz instruments,
as an added educational component of the book. This draws young readers
in and teaches them the importance of music appreciation and
BOOK ILLUSTRATED BY:
Simon Stewart and Robert Muhammad for SpitfireOfficial.com