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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 thought this was a cute, rhyming, sing song styled story that will be fun to use in a classroom. In the past, I have heard of the entertainer named "Bojangles", but I never understood his mark on history until reading this book. I appreciated the fact that the author included information about the original dancer named Bill Robinson in the afterword section. Personally, I developed an interest in pursuing dance in my teenage years. Dancers exude this sort of freedom that exists beyond just self expression. Great story ( )
  hlmusiclover | Nov 15, 2014 |
Cute little rhyming book ( )
  tbrawley26 | Sep 21, 2014 |
This is a biography for children of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson who is possibly the best tap dancer ever. This book was very interesting and I would use this in my class as an option for the students to use during an assignment in which they would have to write about a historical figure. This book is suitable for the second and third grades and could be used in the theme of biographies. ( )
  dylrmstd | Dec 10, 2013 |
This book has beautiful illustrations and repetitive rhyming that the children are able to pick up quickly. This book is about a man who loves to dance and does not care who is watching. Great book that teaches children they can be anything they want be.

Source: Lakewood Library
Ages: 3-7
  DalyJannie | Nov 18, 2013 |
This is a simple book about the man Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who tap danced during the 1930's. It provides colorful pictures and simple repetitive text that convey what he did during some of his life. At the end it also provides a small biography about Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. This book could be used in younger classrooms such as 2 year olds, but could also be adapted to be used in a lesson with up to 2nd grade.
  JessicaSchroeder | Sep 4, 2013 |
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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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