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Song and Dance Man: Reissued Edition

Random House / 2003 / Hardcover

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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. Illustrator Stephen 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. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1989 Caldecott Medal winner.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 10.5 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0394893301
ISBN-13: 9780394893303
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Ages: 4-8

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Illus. in full color. "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.

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