Cool Daddy Rat

by Crow, Kristyn.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Summary
Every night, Cool Daddy Rat takes his bass case and goes out to play jazz and scat around the city. But one night he hears something strange: "Peeky squeaky who dat?" It's his son, Ace, hiding in the bass case After a reassuring call to Mama, the pair go all over the city together, filling the streets with his sweet beat. And when Ace can't contain himself any longer, Cool Daddy Rat finds out he's not the only fantastic scatter in the family.

This cool read-aloud, full of energy from the jazzy text and animated illustrations, will have kids snapping, tapping and scatting along.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Debut author Crow's hip ode to jazz (and scat in particular) will sweep up its audience in its catchy beat as kinetic cartoon art adds verve and wit. Blue-gray rats with bulbous snouts and ever-expressive eyes star in the animals-only tale. Bass player Cool Daddy Rat, in his rose-colored jacket and black beret, heads out to perform in the big city, but his son, Ace, stows away: Daddy Rat "got to scat for a fat cat/ witty kitty shoo bat/ went an odd way/ down Broadway/ hippy zippy/ zee zat/ and found Ace in his bass case!/ peeky squeaky who dat." After being made to phone his mother (Ace's rats-will-be-rats expression is alone worth the cover price), the little rat tags along to the various gigs, among them a rooftop party and a cruise. Lester's (A Is for Salad) computer-assisted watercolor illustrations in a heady palette show characters seemingly in perpetual motion--jumping, dancing, moving ahead in the line outside a club. (Ignore the cover image, which seems defaced by the lettering for the title.) The undercurrent of scat, always printed in a colored font, will be read-aloud heaven for jazz-loving adults, giving kids an addictive first taste of the pleasures to be had. Ages 3-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Jazz -- Juvenile fiction.
Musicians -- Juvenile fiction.
Rats -- Juvenile fiction.
Jazz -- Fiction.
Musicians -- Fiction.
Rats -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :G.P. Putnam's Sons,2008
Contributors Lester, Mike.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780399243752
0399243755
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