Jazzy Mizz Mozetta by Brenda RobertsFrom Bogey Bear
Grown-up humans will surprise you sometimes. This book shows kids that sometime adults love the same music and dances that they do - in fact, they may have enjoyed that music and those dance step years ago!  The pictures are funny and the book reads like a rap - the words will just roll off your tongue, a style that facinates children with the rich sound of our language.

About the Book
"Okay, young cats, let the beat hit your feet."

One fine evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her firecracker-red dress and heads outside to enjoy the moonlight. When she hears the neighborhood kids' music, she's inspired to dance, but her old friends have too many aches and pains to join her.

The kids doubt that Miz Mozetta would be able to keep up with them. So she retreats to her parlor, where she dreams about the old days at the Blue Pearl Ballroom. Just when her feet are itching to get out there and do the jitterbug -- friends or no friends -- a knock comes on the door, and Miz Mozetta gets some welcome company.

Lively, colorful illustrations and a rhythmic text make for a jazzy dance party that readers will delight in attending again and again.  

From Kirkus Review
Morrison captures the exuberant spirit of Miz Mozetta with...dynamic illustrations that dance to the beat of a fresh, rhythmic story. Duke Ellington is right - 'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing' - and this vivacious offering definitely does.

From School Library Journal
This story proves that the love of dance has no age limits. High-stepping, whirling images complement the rhythmic dialect of jazz clubs and bring Miz Mozetta...to life 'faster than a rat can scat.' This upbeat, multigenerational tale will have broad appeal.

From Publishers Weekly
Words that bop and pictures that spin make this book so close to dance, readers won't be able to keep their feet from tapping." -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author
Brenda C. Roberts lives in Los Angeles, California, and this is her second book for children.

About the Illustrator
Frank Morrison lives in New Jersey.