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Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think…

Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That! (Coretta Scott King… (edition 2002)

by Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon (Illustrator)

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Title:Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That! (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)
Authors:Leo Dillon
Other authors:Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
Info:Blue Sky Press (2002), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:TED 255
Tags:Bojangles, Tap, Dancing

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Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! by Leo Dillon (Author)



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I would use this book probably in 2nd grade. It can be used to teach them repetition and repeating phrases. It can also be used as a guided reading. The one liners in this book with the repeating phrases provide a short and simple guided reading to see how a student in the 2nd or 3rd grade can read. ( )
  vross316 | Apr 13, 2016 |
Great illustrations and a fairly good story. Could be sung, has a refrain younger children might enjoy. ( )
  jnmwheels | Apr 3, 2016 |
This books is a good book as an educator to read to your students. The rhythmic flow, the vibrant colors and pictures, and the various techniques used. This book makes a great real aloud book to get students actively involved in the reading with the use of repeated phrases. Even though this is the biography of the life of one of the best tap dancers of any time, it relies on the earlier presented qualities to make it more effective. This book would as be well when teaching a lesson in language arts on onomatopoeia. This book is clearly made to engage children, while enlightening them on Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. ( )
  kwalke18 | Mar 24, 2016 |
Leo and Diane Dillon’s book is about the famous tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and about how he tap danced everywhere he went. This book shows Robinson’s love for dancing and how his talent made people happy everywhere he went. ( )
  HannahPerotti | Feb 21, 2016 |
Rap a Tap Tap is an illustrated adaptation of world renowned tap dancer Billy Bo Jangles. The story is ideal for ages k-3 as it has beautiful illustrations and contains choral repetition on each page in the phrase of "Rap a tap tap, think of that". This repetition could be used to engage students, allowing them to chant each repetition. It also allows for students to create rhythmic patterns or actions to accompany the phrase. The story would also be able to be used in History lessons highlighted the way Whites treated the Blacks in the early 1900's also the Civil Rights movement. ( )
  Isaacwinton | Feb 3, 2016 |
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Leo and Diane Dillon's picture book gives children a glimpse into the life of Bo Jangles as he dances for young and old, rich and poor. The bold colored pictures take up all of each page and depict Bo Jangles dancing for all types of people and in all different settings. One sentence or two per page in large print make it easy for children to read or follow along.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590478834, Hardcover)

With bold paintings and a simple, rhyming text, Caldecott Medalists Leo & Diane Dillon bring young readers a rap a tap tap celebration of dance that will have readers clapping and tapping along.

"There once was a man who danced in the street / He brought pleasure and joy to the people he'd greet / He didn't just dance, he made art with his feet / Rap a tap tap--think of that!"
This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground-breaking African-American tap dancer. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920s-30s. People said he "talked with his feet," and in the Dillons' graceful paintings of old New York, he dances from page to page to the tune of a toe-tapping rhyme. Rap a tap tap--think of that!

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In illustrations and rhyme describes the dancing of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.

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