<b>Illuminating Texts</b> - Jazz for Children: The picture book riffs of Chris Raschka.

  • Virginia A. Walter


Chris Raschka has said that he wants to make books for children that are appealing but that also develop a child's visual intelligence. He writes, "How do you teach color, form, and line? You do it the same way you do words and sentences and ideas, by slowly increasing the level of complexity, depth, and multilayeredness". In his picture book riffs, those that deal with jazz, Chris Raschka has given children works that will develop their musical intelligence while at the same time delivering the welcome gift of pure delight.
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