Saturday, October 3, 2009

Book Review by Boo: Who Was Louis Armstrong?

Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough and illustrated by John O'Brien

Boo's always been a very musically-inclined child, and lately, he's been taking an interest in jazz and swing. We listen to 40s music in the car (thank God for satellite radio's 40s on 4!). Most of the books he's been reading for fun have been about jazz music or kids' biographies of jazz musicians. He's especially taken with the children's biography series "Who Was ...?" and after reading Who Was Louis Armstrong, asked to write about him and the book here on The Betty and Boo Chronicles.

As you'll notice, Boo's chosen to do his reviews in a format where he relates some biographical fact about Mr. Armstrong's life, followed by Boo's thoughts.

Louis Armstrong

Born: August 4, 1901
Died: July 6, 1971 (aged 69)

Life
Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orlands, Storyville.
He was a jazz player.

Thoughts
I think Louis Armstrong was a great jazz player. I also think he ALMOST got to jail or not, (NOT means he might WILL GO TO jail).

Life
Somtimes, a person lets Armstrong blow their horn. ``The kids loved the sound of my tin horn"
said Louis to Himself.

Thoughts
I believe that WHITE and BLACK or DARK BROWN can play jazz.

A+ or A quiz time
IS JAZZ ONLY FOR GROWN-UPS?
NO (if you picked no you got a 5/5 25/25 and an A+ or an A)

Life
In 1916 Louis Armstrong meet Joe Oliver.
He Married Lil Hardin in about April or March 1924.

Thoughts
I believe that people can get married in any age except 1-3 or 4 or 5.
Don't ever trust a ladie with a rose.
If you like a girl and she hates you back just give it like 5 or 6 days to relax and on the 7th day you'll be happily ever maybe 8th or 9th, 10th I don't know make it 7th.

Life

In 1935, a man OR a person/boy named Joe Glaser was Louis Armstrong's manager.

Thoughts

People don't care how old you are you DO need an adult to help with Jazz & Stuff.

Life
Louis Armstrong died on July 6, 1971 A month before his 70th birthday.He was about 69years old RIGHT before August 4, 1971 (aged 70 but 69)

About the book: I like it.

7 comments:

Priya said...

Haha, this is hilarious! I really want to read the book now :)

Infant Bibliophile said...

Great job Boo!! How old is Boo? I loved reading his review.

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Glad you enjoyed, Priya and Infant Bibliophile. (And to answer I.B., Boo will soon be turning 8.)

Niksmom said...

Boo has a very, very bright future ahead of him. (But you already know that!) This was awesomely adorable.

JoAnn said...

Great job, Boo! I hope you will write more reviews for your Mom's blog. This was really fun to read.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Melissa - it's wonderful to have Boo's guest blog! I so enjoyed this review (and the book looks great, too ... fantastic cover pic!)

Maya Ganesan said...

CUTE attack! :) Boo should guest blog more often. He's so adorable.