Theo and the Blue Note: an out-of-print children’s book from Viking Juvenile (2006).

“In this flashback to the 1950s beatnik generation, Theo is a beret-wearing hep cat who loves to play his saxophone. Unfortunately, he can only blow one blue note. One night, a clarinet-shaped rocket appears in his yard. The ship carries him to the moon, where he finds another spacecraft (the Apollo) and a band made up of famous performers such as Duck Ellington, Nat King Cobra, and Elephants Gerald... Done in watercolors, colored pencils, and collage, the blue-tinged illustrations reflect the story's tone... This enjoyable story presents a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to jazz and the artists alluded to.” School Library Review


Viking Juvenille // Hardcover // ISBN: 0670061379

Sept 2006 // 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches // 32 Pages


Signed copies of Theo and the Blue Note are available directly from Peter, signed and personalized with a sketch.