From sunrise to sunset, Annabelle can't keep her feet from moving. She's worn out her mother's linoleum. She's danced a hole in the schoolhouse floor. She's danced a ridge into Creek Road that causes Mr. Harville T. Stone's tire to blow. Even Mrs. Ethel Pontoon's chickens are upset. They refuse to lay eggs as long as Annabelle keeps dancing. It seems Annabelle has turned the entire town topsy-turvy with her terpsichore. Now the citizens have banded together to stop Annabelle once and for all! But the people of Fiddler's Creek are in for a big surprise when they try to cure Annabelle's Tap-Dance Fever.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Pat Brisson is the author of more than a dozen highly acclaimed books for children, including the award-winning The Summer My Father Was Ten. Pat lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey; she and her husband have four grown sons.
Nancy Cote is the author and illustrator of It Feels Like Snow and Flip-Flops , an American Bookseller's "Pick of the Lists." She is illustrated , many other award-winning books. She lives in Somerset, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Youngsters will almost 'hear the beat of those dancing feet' when they read this improbable but funny story about the most determined-to-dance girl the population of Fiddler's Creek has ever seen. Annabelle Applegate is not only set on dancing but she taps those toes every waking hour of the day. She danced so much that she wore out the linoleum in her mother's kitchen, and she even danced a hole through the schoolhouse floor. Now, it wouldn't have caused such a furor if the Tap-Dance Fever that had control of Annabelle just affected her but it took its toll on others, too. The ridge she danced in the road caused a tire to blow, and some chickens refuse to lay eggs. Obviously, this is a crisis. So, an emergency meeting is called to try to figure out how to stop this twinkle-toed young miss. Citizens come up with several ideas - none of which are effective. Why, when they take away her tap shoes, she dances in boots. When they take away her boots, she tapes pennies to the bottoms of her feet. What to do? That's the surprise for both Annabelle and young readers. - Gail Cooke
This was a very cute story. I really love the illustrations - especially how Anabelle’s dresses are drawn! The story has a funny and happy ending to it. Kids will hopefully learn from Annabelle. She’s always happy and doing what she likes best no matter what the problem. That’s being a good role model. I recommend this book to kids 5+! NOTE- I purchased this book at an arts festival the author was at.
This fun book is a must have for anyone with a young dancer in the house. Just hope thay don't bring home their own dancing rattlesnakes!