Monday, September 2, 2013
#ReaditMD13 Theme Week - "Dance and Movement" - The joy of getting up and strutting your funky stuff!
|"Rumbelow's Dance" by John Yeoman and Quentin Blake. Not a TV in sight!|
Our header image is from the wonderful "Rumbelow's Dance" by John Yeoman and Quentin Blake (Andersen Press). These two esteemed gentlemen know exactly how to imbue a book with whizzing energy and bum-wigglingly frenetic movement. Quentin Blake's artwork always looks like it's about to leap off the page and dance a merry jig across your table top so it's a very good place to start!
In a similar vein, and with artwork that's eerily reminiscent of Quentin Blake's fabulous work, it's also worth checking out "Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat" by Stephen Michael King (Allen and Unwin).
|"Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat". Join them for a carefree and merry jig!|
"Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat" has made the leap to the stage - and here's a clip of one production.
We've always loved Child's Play's range of books that celebrate dance and movement - in fact you can start your little ones off as early as you like with the board book range to sing and jiggle along to.
|"Hop a Little, Jump a Little" by Annie Kubler (Child's Play). Starting out with movement and motion.|
Barefoot Books are also keen to see your children stretching, moving and showing off their funky poses.
|"My Daddy is a Pretzel" by Baron Baptiste and Sophie Fatus (Barefoot Books). Can you be a tall tree?|
With a young ballet obsessive in the house, we have seen (and loved) quite a few ballet books on the blog.
|Ballet Kitty Ballet Class by Bernette Ford and Sam Williams (Boxer Books)|
So that's our first little post devoted to divine dancing and meticulous movement. Join us for more as the week progresses, and drop by soon as we review a book all about a rather special race...!