Books by Paul Rogers

SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP! by Wynton Marsalis
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Loud and clear, the creators show how tuning into everyday sounds can inspire music. Clap, clap, CLAP! (Picture Book. 3-7)"
Marsalis and Rogers, who collaborated on the scintillating Jazz ABZ (2005), reunite for this sonic celebration for the younger crowd. Read full book review >
FOREVER YOUNG by Bob Dylan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Modern songs don't generally make the leap to this format successfully—Dylan's own Man Gave Names to All the Animals (1999), illustrated by Scott Menchin, being a case in point—but here's a rare exception. (Picture book. 6-8, Boomers)"
Rogers sets Dylan's timeless lyric (composed, writes the renowned author, "in a minute") to simply drawn and colored cartoon scenes strewn with references to iconic '60s-era people and places, as well as Dylan songs and albums. Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Yeahhhh. (Poetry. YA)"
At last: a jazz book that thrillingly, exhilaratingly, palpitatingly gets it. Read full book review >
CAT'S KITTENS by Paul Rogers
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"This is a series of moody moments rather than a story—more of a cautious outing than a hair-raising adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For seven nights, a stray cat mothers her new kittens, teaching them the ways of the city. Read full book review >
DON'T BLAME ME! by Paul Rogers
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 15, 1992

"An entertaining Rube Goldberg of a tall tale. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Just as Jethro is painting the finishing touches on the sign for the Jolly Sailor, Captain Crab jostles his ladder, causing an ugly black streak. Read full book review >

Realistic portrayals of a toddler's activities at the beginning and end of the day. Read full book review >