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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
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Tags:Bojangles, Tap, Dancing

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This book is about a man who loved to dance so much that since he danced all the time and every where he went. He then slowly gained a lot of fame in the music world. This book is about one of the highest payed black dancers in Hollywood during this time called Bill "Bojangles Robinson, and a little bit how he became a big star during the time of the depression.
  BurgessMeredith | Feb 23, 2017 |
I had previously heard the word Bojangles, originally thinking it was some form of a derogatory word. This book definitely cleared that up for me. The book is about a man that was known for his tap dancing. The illustrations in the book alone tell the story of Bojangles. Even to someone who doesn't know what tap dancing is, they could clearly see that it is a dance involving the movement of your feet. The book has the repetitive phrase “Rap a tap tap -- think of that" on every page. Aside from that, every other page rhymes and reads somewhat like a poem. If I were to read out loud to a class, I would read the longer parts of the book to the class and have the students repeat the repetitive phrase to keep them engaged in the reading. According to the time frame of Bojangles life, he was alive around the times of segregation, but the illustrator decided to keep the characters and pictures very diverse and integrated. Overall, the book was very interesting. ( )
  CharleneMartin | Jan 31, 2017 |
discuss the man bojangles and how he goes around town dancing and making people happy.
repetitive phrasing book.
6 books
  TUCC | Oct 28, 2016 |
The best part of the illustrations is the movement, you can see shadows of Bojangles legs moving as he rap a tap tap throughout the city. On one page you can even see a cat's tails moving back and forth. Every character drawn has expressions of joy or awe on each page. Children would enjoy joining in on saying the repeated refrains, "Rap a tap tap- think of that" Not to mention Bojangles is a real person so kids can be introduce to African American History. ( )
  maturne2 | Sep 1, 2016 |
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 |
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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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