Chris Raschka takes words and images, and makes them sound like Coltrane jazz. Read it through with a class full of kids, but be ready to hand out music parts: the raindrop gives the tempo, the box makes bass sounds, snowflakes are the piano and finally the cat, meowing, is the saxophone. Keep on reading as the kids make the soundtrack until “Stop!” Fix it up, and start again, using the book as your guide.
A great book for music education where each instrument does it’s part, Giant Steps is also a fun, interactive read. Show this video of John Coltrane’s music after reading the book: