When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

By Weinstein, Muriel Harris

Publishers Summary:
In a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream a young girl learns to scat from the master himself Louis Armstrong! Written in prose and scat with wild and wonderful illustrations by R. Gregory Christie this joyful tribute is downright contagious. CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHEW-ITEE CHOP CRACKITY SNAPPITY POPPITY POP!

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978-0-81185-131-2
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Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

After dancing to Louis Armstrong's music with her mom, the narrator dreams that he teaches her to scat about her subject of ch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 1, 2009

Muriel Harris Weinstein's tale employs wordplay and tongue-tingling alliteration to introduce a jazz giant and his lively vocal style. Louis Armstrong's "swingy music" makes such an impression on the young protagonist that even as she is drifting off to sleep, "scat words flash through [her] brain in neon." The "wah-wah-wah-ing" of Armstrong's horn provides the transition into her dream, and though she shyly protests that she is only...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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