Boy, Can He Dance! by Eileen Spinelli, Paul Yalowitz |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Boy, Can He Dance!

Boy, Can He Dance!

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by Eileen Spinelli, Paul Yalowitz

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although not as affecting as their Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch , Spinelli and Yalowitz's latest collaboration blithely encourages readers to follow their dreams. Young Tony loves to do nothing but dance; his father, however, a brilliant chef, wants him to have a culinary future. The lad gamely chops carrots and peels potatoes at his father's restaurant, but inevitably ends up tripping the light fantastic around the kitchen. Luckily, Tony gets his big break before breaking too many plates: One of the evening's dinner-theater troupe can't make the show, and Tony triumphantly fills in, impressing his father at last. Spinelli follows the classic storyline of the underappreciated artist, yet commendably shows no antagonism between Tony and his patient, well-meaning father. Yalowitz's round-faced characters, whose skinny arms and legs grandly gesture from ballooning clothes, are rendered with precision and shaded in delicate, grainy textures. While this benign tale of youthful talent and parental approval provides few surprises, it's a very model of warmhearted optimism. Ages 4-7. (Apr.)

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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, and the critically acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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