105 Ways to Give a Book

Cybils Nominees ABC Giveaway: The Letter F

Dancing Feet
by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown


Dancing FeetA bevy of animals dance their way through this boisterous book for toddlers, the element of surprise coming with each page turn. “Stompity! Stompity! Big gray feet! Who is dancing that stompity beat?” (Hint: look at the cover.) Cute sound words in the singsong text keep things lively, and the end finds a diverse group of children are dancing like the animals in the book. Lots of fun for a toddler/preschool storytime or to share solo with a special kid — as long as you are willing to get up and dance. The illustrations are bright and cheery, but people who know children’s literature may find themselves asking, “Not that Marc Brown?” Yes, it is indeed the same illustrator and writer of the Arthur books, but showing a completely different art style in this title.
Give this book as a gift with a CD of music to dance to, like Fisher Price: Disco Dance Party, or look for 105 other ways to give a book.
The Letter F

Book: Ten Little Fish, by Audrey Woods, or The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark, by Ken Geist

Song: “Once I Caught a Fish Alive”

Book: Punk Farm, by Jarrett Krosoczka, or Farm Flu, by Teresa Bateman

Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”

Book: Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, by Melanie Watt, or Ned’s New Friend, by David Ezra Stein, or Bear’s New Friend, by Karma Wilson, or if you want to do a British accent — and who doesn’t — a Charlie and Lola book, You Can be My Friend, by Lauren Child

Song: “Make New Friends”

Book: Fox and Fluff, by Shutta Crum
Go here for the full text of songs/rhymes/fingerplays.
Go here for more on how to win twenty-five picture books in the ABC Giveaway.
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7 comments:

AnneMarie said...

Freight Train by Donald Crews, Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel, and Frederick by Leo Lionni are some "F" favorites!

bioluminescence said...

I LOVE The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner for a read aloud. Bonus F = flies. :)

Sarah said...

I have used Dancing Feet during two-year old storytime with great success! I also really enjoy A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson. The kids really like The Foggy, Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt because it gives them a chance to guess what's hiding behind the next page.

Bridget R. Wilson said...

I loved Ferocious Wild Beasts by Christopher Wormell.

Z-Kids said...

"Hondo and Fabian" and "Fabian Escapes" are a nice pair.
-AZ

Callie said...

The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

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Karen said...

Alice the Fairy by David Shannon and FArmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck by Lisa Wheeler would both be good "F" books.