A beautifully nostalgic picture book about one grandfather's younger days that shows you're only as old as you feel!
"In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre
with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original."--(starred) Booklist.
Karen Ackerman has written over 25 books for young readers, including The Night Crossing, A Brighter Garden illustrated by Tasha Tudor
, and Bingleman’s Midway
illustrated by Barry Moser.
In addition to winning the Caldecott Award for his spirited illustrations in Song and Dance Man
, Stephen Gammell is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor Books, The Relatives Came
by Cynthia Rylant and Where the Buffaloes Begin
by Olaf Baker.