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Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

Read by Marilyn Singer

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Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

About the Book

Listen to author Marilyn Singer read this lively collection of poems about dance to the rhythm of each style. The poems are accompanied by original music.

Marilyn Singer has crafted a vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa to tango and hip-hop. The rhythm of each poem mimics the beat of the dances’ steps. Enhanced by original music, the poems create a window to all the ways dance enters our lives and exists throughout many cultures. This audiobook will inspire listeners to get up and move.

Features music composed and performed by Jonathon Roberts.

Product Details

On sale: March 7, 2017
Age: 5-8 years
Grade: Grades K-3
Page count: 0 Pages
ISBN: 9781524777173
Run time: 29 Minutes

Author Bio

Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children's books in a wide variety of genres. She was the 2015 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. She, her husband, and their standard poodle divide their time between Brooklyn and Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Kristi Valiant is the illustrator of Pretty Minnie in ParisPretty Minnie in Hollywood, the Little Wings chapter book series, and Penguin Cha-Cha, which she wrote and illustrated. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbus College of Art & Design. Kristi lives (and dances!) in Indiana with her husband and daughters.

Praise

"The beautiful illustrations exude the energy ofthe dancers as they twirl and spin across the pages, and the happy array of faces reflects the wide range ofcultures and traditions that the poems draw upon. The message about how music and dance can unite us isa happy and timely one." —Booklist

"An absolute delight to read, these poems will have children and adults moving to the beat. A charming addition to poetry and music collections" —School Library Journal

"A celebration of the variety and global diversity of dance, and of how it can unite communities."  —Publishers Weekly

"Skilled poet Singer varies her verse form according to the featured dance...This has additional potential for reading aloud to much younger listeners to broaden out dance topics from the usual run of ballet, ballet, ballet and to introduce some opportunities to get up and cut a rug." —BCCB