New York: Atheneum Books, 2002. Single volume, measuring 10 x 11 inches: , 4-33, . Original color printed pictorial boards, rainbow striped endpapers, original clear mylar jacket overprinted in black. Color illustrations throughout text. Signed by Raschka on the page facing the title. Lightest rubbing to mylar jacket.
First edition of Caldecott winner Chris Raschka’s celebration of saxophonist John Coltrane, in which the elements of Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” are performed by a box, a snowflake, some raindrops, and a kitten: “swirling, leaping, tumbling ‘sheets of sound.’ That's what he called it. But why tell you when we can show you?” Raschka would go on to win the Caldecott Medal in 2006, for Hello, Goodbye Window, and in 2012, for A Ball for Daisy. A near-fine signed copy.