This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away!
Tap, twirl, twist, spin! With musical, rhyming text, author Valerie Bolling shines a spotlight on dances from across the globe, while energetic art from Maine Diaz shows off all the moves and the diverse people who do them. From the cha cha of Cuba to the stepping of Ireland, kids will want to leap, dip, and zip along with the dances on the page!
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Valerie Bolling has been an educator for over 25 years and a writer since age 4. She and her husband live in Connecticut and enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, going to the theater... and dancing.
Maine Diaz was born in La Plata, Argentina. She studied Audiovisual communications at Universidad De La Plata and her work can be seen in a number of films as well as children's books.
Let's Dance is a joyous celebration of different types of dances from around the globe. With sparse, rhyming text and expressive illustrations, young readers will feel the beat and want to dance along with the diverse group of children in the book. The back matter includes a short description of each of the featured dances. This is a perfect choice for a read aloud and an inspiration to get kids up and moving.
With the deceptively simple use of 12 couplets, consisting of two-word (sometimes three-word) rhymes, Valerie and Maine have created a lively exploration of the diversity of dances and their dancers from around the world. The dancers represent multiple nationalities (including a ballet dancer in a hijab), abilities (I love the wheelchair boogie dancer), and genders. The bright, explosive double-page illustrations perfectly match the energy of the text and include plants and items unique to the dances (fans, instruments, special shoes, or lasso rope) or the culture of the country (fishing and clothing). This is a great book to introduce movement, action, and a touch of culture to kids. The youngest ones will be enthralled by the happy twists & leaps of the kids and the older readers might be encouraged to make up their own dance, try a new style of dance, or research a bit more about these dances. Overall, It is a fun read aloud and a beautiful celebration of dance.
Simple rhyming text introduces kids to dances from around the world. Joyful, lively, and colorful, the story ends with a girl falling asleep counting sheep representing all the different dances. Back matter provides more information on the cultural dances. This is sure to get little ones doing some creative dancing!