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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 awaited sequel to The Jazz Fly, 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" which is like a fiesta only with more music, more energy, and more dancing till all hours! (Contains CD and FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD!) Gollub's MUST-HEAR CD features the same instrumentation as the first Jazz Fly (sax, piano, bass and drums), with the addition of congas, bongos, timbales and more played by master Latin percussionist John Santos. Follow the computer enhanced illustrations deep into the rain forest, decipher the spoken words of exotic fauna—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!•Foreword Reviews Best Books of the Year•Gold Award Winner Best Books 2010 Winner•USA Book News International Book Awards•Winner Parents' Choice Award•Moonbeam Children's Book Gold Medal


"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 25 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. A dynamic drummer and bilingual presenter, he has also 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