Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That!
(Blue Sky Press Sept. 1, 2002)
, 1st Edition edition
"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!
- Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books
- 0590478834 / 9780590478830
- 15.2 oz.
- 8.8 x 0.5