Feel the Beat: Dance Poems That Zing from Salsa to Swing
March 07, 2017
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children's books in a wide variety of genres. She was the 2015 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. She, her husband, and their standard poodle divide their time between Brooklyn and Litchfield County, Connecticut. Kristi Valiant is the illustrator of Pretty Minnie in Paris, Pretty Minnie in Hollywood, the Little Wings chapter book series, and Penguin Cha-Cha, which she wrote and illustrated. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbus College of Art & Design. Kristi lives (and dances!) in Indiana with her husband and daughters.
"The beautiful illustrations exude the energy ofthe dancers as they twirl and spin across the pages, and the happy array of faces reflects the wide range ofcultures and traditions that the poems draw upon. The message about how music and dance can unite us isa happy and timely one." --Booklist "An absolute delight to read, these poems will have children and adults moving to the beat. A charming addition to poetry and music collections" --School Library Journal "A celebration of the variety and global diversity of dance, and of how it can unite communities." --Publishers Weekly "Skilled poet Singer varies her verse form according to the featured dance...This has additional potential for reading aloud to much younger listeners to broaden out dance topics from the usual run of ballet, ballet, ballet and to introduce some opportunities to get up and cut a rug." --BCCB