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Selected by Misja Fitzgerald Michel Illustrations by Ilya Green
Performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee and Chris Connor A throwback to the days of jazz singers like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, this book with audio and whimsical dream-like illustrations captivates from start to finish. It pulls together an immaculate concoction of 12 jazz standards performed by several singing legends that will lull babies into a sweet, blissful sleep. Background info and singer bios accompany each featured song in this must-have book for jazz fans with a young child.
• PARENTS’ CHOICE RECOMMENDED AWARD
Perfect for parents who want to introduce their toddlers to the music. One can imagine a child treasuring this book from the years when it was read to him, and then gaining a much deeper comprehension of the lyrics after he becomes a reader himself. DOWNBEAT
STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-68-9
Pub Date: 2015
Ages 0 to 3
Keywords: Jazz / Dreams / Maternity / Lullabies
Hardcover book (8” x 8”, 40 pages) with CD (35 minutes / 12 songs)
$22.95 CDN / $16.95 USD
Contemporary jazz guitarist Misja Fitzgerald Michel‘s distinguished career spans more than two decades. His education begins at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris under the tutelage of François Jeanneau. He went on to hone his craft on the New York jazz circuit with fellow esteemed musicians Ravi Coltrane, Jim Hall, Billy Harper and Kenny Werner. His first album, Live at the Villa, was recorded in 1998 and he has performed since at various festivals around the world, including appearances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
After studying fine arts, Ilya Green began working professionally as an illustrator. She has produced over 30 books for children while being an active member of the visual artist collective Atelier Venture based in Marseille, France. The Bologna International Children’s Book Fair gave her a “Special Mention” for Les Rêves racontés aux petits curieux.