Dumpy La Rue

by Winthrop, Elizabeth.

Format: Print Book 2001.
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Summary
Everyone told Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance. But Dumpy knew better. He closed his eyes and twirled to the tune inside his head. The whole barnyard gathered around, and soon hooves were stomping, wings were flapping, and feet were stamping out a beat.Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-6. Winthrop's high-spirited text stands up well to Lewin's strong artwork, which will remind children of the pictures in her recent Caldecott Honor Book, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type [BKL Ap 1 00], by Doreen Cronin. But the barnyard setting is the only thing the books have in common. Piggy Dumpy La Rue wants to dance, but his father reminds him that pigs are born for other things--like rolling in mud, snorting, and, of course, eating. Dumpy's sister is even more blunt: "Fat chance . . .Boys don't dance." But Dumpy takes no notice of detractors, and before long he has the whole barnyard crew--even portly Pops--happily hoofin'. The message will be pretty obvious (even very young children will get it), and Winthrop forces the rhyme at times (fence/ dance). There's still plenty of bounce here, though, in the lively text and the exuberant line-and-watercolor pictures, some of which fairly leap off the pages just like the dancing critters they show. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Told in verse, this spry story stars a piglet determined to dance despite his parents' objections. "The kid-tickling energy and silliness remain constant," commented PW. "Amidst the merriment, readers just may pick up on the importance of bucking stereotypes and listening to one's own drummer." Ages 4-9. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dance -- Fiction.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Domestic animals -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2001.
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lewin, Betsy.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0805063854 (alk. paper)
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