Every night, Cool Daddy Rat takes his bass case and goes out to play jazz and scat around the city. But one night he hears something strange: Peeky squeaky who dat? It’s his son, Ace, hiding in the bass case! After a reassuring call to Mama, the pair go all over the city together, filling the streets with his sweet beat. And when Ace can’t contain himself any longer, Cool Daddy Rat finds out he’s not the only fantastic scatter in the family.
This cool read-aloud, full of energy from the jazzy text and animated illustrations, will have kids snapping, tapping and scatting along.
About the illustrator, Mike Lester
Put a kid in a room alone with nothing but pencils, paper, his own imagination and you get me.
By normal standards I should be an anti-social home pest exterminator by day and WWF fan by night. But I’m not. I’m a cartoonist and for two reasons: I could not hit the curve but I could hit a nerve.
I am classically trained to be able to find the classical station when I need to. Beyond that, I’ve been making it up since I was in that room alone.