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Jazz Fly 2
Jazz Fly 2

Jazz Fly 2

The Jungle Pachanga


Jazz Fly series


32 Pages, 10.25 x 8.25

Formats: Hardcover and CD

Hardcover and CD, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: July 2010

ISBN 9781889910444

Rights: US & CA

Tortuga Press (Jul 2010)

Price: $18.95


In this Foreword Reviews Book of the Year GOLD AWARD WINNER, Gollub welcomes young readers to Spanish language and Latin jazz. In fact, he introduces forty zippy Spanish phrases to thoroughly entertain children of all backgrounds. The first Spanish word is "pachanga" or dance party. The book contains a CD and FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD. Gollub's rhythmic, MUST-HEAR narration features the same instrumentation as the original Jazz Fly (sax, piano, bass and drums), plus congas, bongos, timbales and more played by master Latin percussionist John Santos. Follow Karen Hanke's witty illustrations deep into the rain forest, chant along in Spanish and jazz scat—but watch out for the dangers that lurk around the termite nest. Like the Fly, and the author himself, you'll be glad you learned to speak a second language! Other awards for this multi-media package include International Book Awards Winner, Parents' Choice Award, and the Moonbeam Children's Book GOLD MEDAL. Ideal for ages 5-9, beloved by children, parents and teachers alike!


"The cross-cultural interplay of scat and Latin rhythms wins. ¡Qué bueno!" —Kirkus Reviews

"Nicely enhanced by the bouncing narration and Latin rhythms on the accompanying CD." —A.L.A. Booklist

"[Gollub] gives educators useful information and ideas." —School Library Journal

Author Biography

Matthew Gollub is a nationally known children's author, speaker and performer. He has created 18 picture books which together have garnered 28 national awards and distinctions. His musical narrations on audio CDs accompany some of his most popular books including The Jazz Fly and Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga, and Jazz Fly 3: The Caribbean Sea. A dynamic drummer and bilingual presenter, he has performed at over 1,000 elementary schools nationwide, inspiring students and families to read for fun. He lives with his family in Santa Rosa, CA.


Foreword Reviews Best Books of the Year, Gold Award WinnerBest Books 2010 Winner, USA Book NewsInternational Book Awards WinnerParents' Choice AwardMoonbeam Children's Book Gold Medal