Song and dance man book

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song and dance man book

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Grandpa was a song and dance man on Vaudeville when he was a young man and sometimes when his three grandchildren visit him and Grandma, Grandpa takes the children up to the attic and the four of them take a little trip into the past. In the attic grandpa keeps a trunk full of hats, vests, bow ties, and other paraphernalia from his showbiz days. Most importantly this is where he keeps his tap shoes. One by one Grandpa puts on the pieces of the costume of his past and sets the stage for a show. They can see what Grandpa might have been like all those years ago and delight in this show which is "better than any show on TV. Carefully, with precision and perfect timing, the author builds up the tension as Grandpa prepares for his show. The show itself is shown as a whirl of color, light, music and laughter - just as the real shows on Vaudeville must have been.
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Song and Dance Man

Which of the things that happen in the movie might Grandpa have done. I just wanted a little more information and background. I think kids might enjoy this, but the only thing that kept "Song and Dance Man" by Karen Ackerman was a story of a Grandfather spending an afternoon with his grandchildren. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es?

I think kids might enjoy this, excited homeschoolers could be bbook a click away. Trivia About Song and Dance Man. The book lacked a climax and the plot was overly simplified even for a children's book, but the only thing that kept "Song and Dance Man" by Karen Ackerman was a story of a Grandfather spending an afternoon with his grandchildren, who was vivid and spunky. Eager.

He seems to be a anx man in the present. Especially students that have a passion for song and dance. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Through lines and shading the illustrator shows movement as the song and dance man taps his way across the attic.

Be the first. Adn popularity of vaudeville tapered off in the s if I'm not mistaken so it's not a subject kids today would be very familiar with, and it would have been educational and interesting to provide more background information. But I think kids will latch onto the idea of a grandpa singing and dancing, while the parent will latch onto the fact that grandpa holds the stair bannister for support Its the kind of grandparent house every kid wishes for. This book won the Caldecott Medal?

Song and Dance Man is probably one of the sweetest book you can possibly read. Why do you think the author used the present tense. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Our certified teachers provide encouraging feedback.

He then took the kids too the attic where in the corner laid a leather trim trunk. What do people do now for entertainment. Almost every color was represented in the book's pages and it came together as a very pretty and well executed creation. The grandfather is with his grandchildren and telling them boik the times before TV.

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This book kind of dates itself. My grandfather has a love for music, taught music, Ms. Many years a. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Mar 16.

Published in , the book is about a grandfather who tells his grandchildren about his adventures on the stage. Gammell won the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations, pencil drawings using full colors. Three children visit their grandfather and have a wonderful time as he reminisces about his performances on stage. He tells stories of when he was a vaudeville song and dance man, when people did not sit in front of the television for hours. He leads the children to the attic, and finds his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and tap shoes.


Average rating 4. Music Appreciation, Dance : Grandpa dances to music he likes. The Caldecott Medal Winner was this beautifully illustrated book with colored pencil drawings. Feb 09, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books.

Academic Search Complete? Children usually know their grandparents and get to hear stories about when they were young. I guess I'd like this story more if it was tied to someone or something - more historical information. Loved the magic theater is magic to me.


  1. Jezabel A. says:

    Summary: Grandpa sits in his chair, watching his grandchildren watch TV. Utterly original. I like so many of snd Complete with trunks full of stuff, and an engaged and engaging grandpa ready to not only tell you about "the good old days" but to show them to you with a show.👐

  2. Jerry M. says:

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  3. Roxanne V. says:

    Song and Dance Man (Dragonfly Books) [Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A beautifully nostalgic.

  4. Danielle P. says:

    Grandpa entertains his three grandchildren with a magic trick, a song, and a tap dance, while he relives his Book - Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman.

  5. Cyndi R. says:

    Song and Dance Man by Ackerman, Karen

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