Okay, I’m going to start this post with a few lines from the book Dancing Feet!
Little black feet!
Who is dancing
that tippity beat?
Ladybugs are dancing
on tippity feet.
- Do you want to snap your fingers to the beat?
- Do you suddenly want to “tippity” on your own feet, or start moving to the beat in any way?
We do. We can’t help ourselves. This book has movement.
This rhyming, jiving text makes for a fun story time. You get to use silly descriptions of dancing like stompity (of course, a happy elephant), creepity (a beautiful caterpillar), and clickity (a lizard). You can almost hear the animals dancing to the beat while you read this book. At the end, children show they can dance like the animals (and if your little one is old enough, they can, too).
I’d be willing to bet that you’re already familiar with the awesome work done by illustrator Marc Brown. The happy, colorful collage artwork in this book complements the text perfectly.
Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown have another board book together called Farmyard Beat.
Lindsey Craig/Illus. Marc Brown
Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Children’s Books