Song and Dance Man
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades K - 3||Grades 2 - 5||L||4.0||n/a|
A beautifully nostalgic picture book about one grandfather's younger days that shows you're only as old as you feel! A perfect read for Father's Day!
"In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original."--(starred) Booklist.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on January 14, 2003 by Alfred A. Knopf