ChiIL Mama was absolutely delighted to read and listen to Swing Cafe, another excellent title in The Secret Mountain's award winning series of children's books. The accompanying CD is packed with classic recordings by legendary performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and other Jazz greats who are interwoven throughout the narration of the story. The CD is a lengthy 60 minutes, so families get their money's worth on this one. It's a perfect road trip disc.
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Although it's listed as recommended for ages 5-7, the story line is complex enough to be compelling to older readers as well. We all enjoyed the tale of Esperanza Carmina Belleza, AKA: Zaz. In fact, we were so busy loving the fabulous illustrations, clever type faces, and interesting story, that we hardly noticed how much historical information we were learning. This storybook & music CD set is an asset to any collection and an absolute must for swing and jazz fans.
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Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
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