The All-American Jump and Jive Jig

The All-American Jump and Jive Jig

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by M. P. Hueston, Amanda Haley
     
 

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Let's dance! Come along on a joyful journey across America, where children from east, west, north, and south show off their coolest moves. From the Juneau Jitterbug to the Hilo Hula, the Brooklyn Boogie to the Miami Mambo, these dances will entice young readers to gather family and friends, get up, and groove. Which will be their favorite-Maine's Rockland Sock Hop or… See more details below

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Let's dance! Come along on a joyful journey across America, where children from east, west, north, and south show off their coolest moves. From the Juneau Jitterbug to the Hilo Hula, the Brooklyn Boogie to the Miami Mambo, these dances will entice young readers to gather family and friends, get up, and groove. Which will be their favorite-Maine's Rockland Sock Hop or Michigan's Mackinac Milkshake? The Lubbock Line Dance or the Rockies' Elevation Celebration? Every dance is irresistible fun, and will set happy feet in action! M.P. Hueston's witty, rhythmic verse and Amanda Haley's colorful pictures make following along easy--and will encourage kids to come up with their own choreographed creations!

In this NOOK kids book, children can tap to enlarge text and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—A zippy rhyming text takes readers from Maine to Hawaii as children celebrate their states by dancing, prancing, wiggling, twisting, shaking, stomping, and swinging. Massachusetts has the Boston Tea Party dance, "Shimmy like a boiling kettle,/whistle for some tea./Make a spout and tip it down/to pour a cup for me." Florida "has got a Latin beat./Miami Mambo is its name,/it'll make you move your feet." The watercolor and line images of jubilant boys and girls enhance the joyful mood of the well-paced text. Fans of Laurie Keller's The Scrambled States of America (Holt, 1998) will delight in this rollicking story, and readers will "jump and jive and jig" along with the children pictured.—Melissa Smith, Green Valley Library, Henderson, NV
Kirkus Reviews
A chance to dance, all over the country. Children with wide smiles lead readers on a transcontinental trip to learn some new dances. In Maine, there's the Rockland Sock-Hop, Massachusetts has the Boston Tea Party and New Yorkers enjoy the Brooklyn Boogie. And so it goes, from East Coast to West, with demonstrations of the D.C. Freeze, the Miami Mambo, the Dixieland Band, the Makinac Milk Shake (that's Michigan), the Midwest Wiggle, the Lubbock Line Dance, the Albuquerque Airplane, Elevation Celebration (all over the Rockies), Portland Pogo Stick and Berkeley Buttered Toast. Our two newest states are represented by the Hilo Hula and the Juneau Jitterbug. This superficial survey falls short by emphasizing quantity over quality; more explicit descriptions of the (presumably all fictional) dances with more varied pictures would have been welcome. Haley's buoyant watercolors depict lively children in a variety of jiggling poses, but aside from stereotypical regional trappings (the Brooklyn Bridge, cowboy hats), there's no real sense of place. Still, an energetic prompt to get young listeners up and moving-and, best possible outcome, inventing their own dances. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402784897
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,262,632
File size:
14 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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