Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That! (Hardcover)

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By Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon, Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
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Description


With bold paintings and a simple, rhyming text, Caldecott Medalists Leo & Diane Dillon bring young readers a rap a tap tap celebration of dance that will have readers clapping and tapping along.

"There once was a man who danced in the street / He brought pleasure and joy to the people he'd greet / He didn't just dance, he made art with his feet / Rap a tap tap--think of that!" This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground-breaking African-American tap dancer. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920s-30s. People said he "talked with his feet," and in the Dillons' graceful paintings of old New York, he dances from page to page to the tune of a toe-tapping rhyme. Rap a tap tap--think of that!

About the Author


Leo & Diane Dillon are two of the most acclaimed illustrators of our time. They collaborated for more than five decades. Their long list of awards includes two Caldecott Medals, the NAACP Image Award, five Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and induction into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. Leo and Diane created award-winning picture books, book covers, magazines, and other art until Leo’s death in 2012. Love and the Rocking Chair is their final collaboration. Diane Dillon lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Leo & Diane Dillon are two of the most acclaimed illustrators of our time. They collaborated for more than five decades. Their long list of awards includes two Caldecott Medals, the NAACP Image Award, five Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and induction into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. Leo and Diane created award-winning picture books, book covers, magazines, and other art until Leo’s death in 2012. Love and the Rocking Chair is their final collaboration. Diane Dillon lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


* "This jazzy introduction to an important contributor to American culture will entrance the youngest music and dance fans." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "An exuberant picture-book tribute to African-American tap dancer Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * "This fancy-free introduction captures the ebullience of [Bojangles'] dancing as well as the way he touched audiences." -- Booklist, starred review

* "This jazzy introduction to an important contributor to American culture will entrance the youngest music and dance fans." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "An exuberant picture-book tribute to African-American tap dancer Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * "This fancy-free introduction captures the ebullience of [Bojangles'] dancing as well as the way he touched audiences." -- Booklist, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780590478830
ISBN-10: 0590478834
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 32
Language: English