HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
Loading...

Song and Dance Man (original 1988; edition 2003)

by Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,260866,279 (3.9)9
Member:sextonrene
Title:Song and Dance Man
Authors:Karen Ackerman
Other authors:Stephen Gammell
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2003), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:Mrs.Sexton's Favorite Books 23

Work details

Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman (1988)

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 9 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 86 (next | show all)
I would use this book in either a first or second grade classroom. I would use this in a language rts leson aobut adjectives or as a way to introduce imagery. I could also use this book in a social studies lesson about the time period of the song and dance man. ( )
  LRetzlaff | Feb 1, 2016 |
The Song and Dance Man is a cute tale about a grandfather showing his grandchildren his favorite thing to do before television. The grandfather finds his old tap shoes, bowler hat and cane and is inspired to show his grandchildren how to sing and dance. The children loved it and they all had a good time watching grandfather perform.. I noticed that in the background areas the illustrator used rainbow scribble scratch to fill space. Doing this helped make the story vibrant and happy. The colors helped show the silliness of the grandpa and the exciting time the family was sharing together. ( )
  olivia.sanchez | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book talks about grandparents and music! It would be so awesome to use in the classroom on grandparents day. It encourages participation of singing too which is so much fun.
  emilyauer | Nov 17, 2015 |
This book is a charming book that proves that you're only as old as you feel. Three children spends the day reminiscing with their grandfather about the good ol'days. He takes his grandchildren on a journey in his attic showing them how those times were fun. This book is so cute, it was awarded in 1989 the Caldecott Medal for illustration. The Lexile level 780L. I agree that students will really enjoy this. ( )
  ktboyd | Nov 13, 2015 |
I love this book. One reason why I love this book is because of the illustrations. The colors in the story are very bright and bold. The pictures are funny too because throughout the whole book the Grandpa's nose is bright red. Another reason why I love this book is because of the character Grandpa. He used to dance on the vaudeville stage and loves dancing and throughout the book you can see how much he loves it and stays true to himself. I think the main idea of this book is for children to learn to stay true to themselves. ( )
  athomp33 | Sep 30, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 86 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (2 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Karen Ackermanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gammell, StephenIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0394893301, Hardcover)

Once a song and dance man, Grandpa reclaims his youth and profession before the delighted eyes of his three grandchildren one afternoon. He simply cannot resist the urge to dress up in clothes left over from his vaudeville days--complete with top hat and gold-headed cane--and to perform tricks, play banjo and tell jokes. He taps, twirls and laughs himself to tears on a thrown-together stage in his attic. Artist Stephen Gammell takes full advantage of lamplight to render Grandpa in shadow and silhouette, trivializing the concept of age and creating a feeling of intense nostalgia. Related from the point of view of the children, the text in Song and Dance Man is soft and understated, and Gammell's artistry is superb. The book won the Caldecott Medal in 1989.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:03 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
13 avail.
10 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.9)
0.5
1
1.5
2 10
2.5 1
3 27
3.5 5
4 41
4.5 4
5 36

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 103,237,320 books! | Top bar: Always visible