Award-winning author and illustrator duo ed shankman and Dave o'neill turn to the birthplace of jazz, new orleans, louisiana. Jazz, of course, is the only truly american form of music, born from a meeting and mixing of cultures where the mighty mississippi meets the gulf of mexico. Drummer bobcat bob leads a hot band of multi-cultural musicians, featuring a gator on bass, a finger-snapping frog, and a horn section made up of raccoons, a crayfish, and some loons. Bobcat bob's band is known for miles around.They played like wind. They played like fire. They raised the roof, and raised it higher. They played all night and weren't done,til morning came and they raised the sun but one day the music stopped and the great new orleans lost its voice. 14.7 oz. Author: Ed Shankman. Format: hardcover. Series: shankman and o'neill.