Jungle Jazz

The Dung Beatles have lots of fun at band practise; until the evening they discover their instruments have mysteriously disappeared!
A little slime is the only clue …

Jazz sounds drift through the trees deep in the South American jungle. Creatures wriggle, shake and swing to the beat of the drums. Snake  really wants to be part of the band but he has no thumbs to thrum or strum. He can’t even hum or bang on a drum!

Snake tires of watching The Dung Beatles having fun every evening, jazzing and jiving and having a ball, so he decides to do something about it.

‘Finally, he could stand it no more.
After the animals went home that night,
Snake slithered over to the instruments.’

What happens next is the unfolding of a hilarious tale of finding that ‘hidden talent’, that special something that you’re unknowingly good at.

Written by Jo van Dam and illustrated by Deborah Hinde

$21.99 incl. GST

9 in stock

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Jungle Jazz is a warm and humorous story about friendship, about working together to find a solution to what appears to be impossible.

Gorgeously illustrated, the lush jungle foliage and deep warm tones used in the illustrations are a perfect backdrop for the band and the animals.

The back cover flap reveals a surprise board game of Snakes and Ladders, perfect for kids to practice their counting and arithmetic.

Kiwi creatorsJo-van-Dam-author

Find out more about Auckland author and school librarian Jo van Dam on her author page.


Find out more about Waikato illustrator and author Deborah Hinde on her author page.deborah-hinde

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Dimensions25 × 24 cm

Softcover edition



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PictureBook Publshing


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