Rap a tap tap : here's bojangles, think of that!
by Dillon, Leo,
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 22 Libraries 25 of 28 copies|
With bold paintings and a simple, rhyming text, Caldecott Medalists Leo & Diane Dillon bring young readers a rap a tap tap celebration of dance that will have readers clapping and tapping along."There once was a man who danced in the street / He brought pleasure and joy to the people he'd greet / He didn't just dance, he made art with his feet / Rap a tap tap--think of that!" This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground-breaking African-American tap dancer. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920s-30s. People said he "talked with his feet," and in the Dillons' graceful paintings of old New York, he dances from page to page to the tune of a toe-tapping rhyme. Rap a tap tap--think of that!
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
Robinson, Bill, -- 1878-1949 -- Fiction.
Dancers -- Fiction.
Tap dancing -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
|Publisher|| New York :Blue Sky Press,2002
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, illustrator, 2003
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm