LET'S DANCE! by George Ancona


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Age Range: 3 - 6
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Through clear, lively photographs, Ancona (Fiesta U.S.A., 1995, etc.) explores the expression of dance throughout the world and demonstrates its universality. “Anyone can dance,” Ancona explains; dance is not bound by or exclusive to any culture, age group, or disability. “Even if you can’t walk,” there is wheelchair dancing; without a partner, “You can dance alone.” The simple text and terrific action photos thematically join the dances together while they portray people of all cultures celebrating, telling stories, or performing traditional rituals. Also included, in succinct insets, are straightforward descriptions and facts, ranging from the origins of tap-dancing to the meaning behind the Afghan wedding dance. A festive commemoration of movement. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-688-16211-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1998


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