DANCING FEET! by Lindsey Craig

DANCING FEET!

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 1 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Craig’s children’s-book debut is a riotous, rhythmic romp that gives children the chance to make guesses, experiment with sound and movement and play with language. The patterned text gives readers a clue as to the sound an animal would make if it were dancing. “Tippity! Tippity! / Little black feet! / Who is dancing / that tippity beat?” With the help of picture clues, children can make their guesses before a turn of the page reveals the answer. “Ladybugs are dancing / on tippity feet. / Tippity! Tippity! / Happy feet!” Stompity elephants, slappity ducks, creepity caterpillars, thumpity bears and clickety lizards all join in the dance. The final spread shows children dancing like their favorites. Brown’s illustrations are inspired, displaying a remarkable departure from his usual style, combining textured, hand-painted papers in collage. The result simply pops off the pages, with shape and color creating an intimate, joyful setting for the cheery animal dancers. Fantastic fun with nearly limitless possibilities—terrific for group sharing. (Picture book. 1-5)

Pub Date: May 11th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-375-86181-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2010




MORE BY MARC BROWN

ChildrenMARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown
ChildrenARTHUR'S BIRTHDAY by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown
ChildrenTEN TINY TOES by Todd Tarpley
by Todd Tarpley

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenMISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE PRINCE by Grace Maccarone
by Grace Maccarone
ChildrenFUNNY FEET by Liesbet Slegers
by Liesbet Slegers
ChildrenWORMS FOR LUNCH? by Leonid Gore
by Leonid Gore