Wednesday 11 June 2014

Book Reviews: Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? and The Tip-Tap Dancing Cat

I have two very movement themed books to share with you today.

First up we have Can You Dance to the Booglaoo? by Alice V Lickens.  This is a fun, brght and eye-catching book that will appeal to toddlers and young children.  Ethan is a little on the old side for this book, he does enjoy more of a story these days, but he still happily sits on my lap to look at it and listen!

This book makes no secret, it wants you to get up and move around.  To dance the boogaloo!  We really like the illustrations in this book, they are funky and bright.  There's quite a bit of detail in the drawings to attract the eye.  I like how it details quite a few different instruments, I think it's great to introduce them to children.

Both of my boys are into music and instruments (probably the most played with toys are the keybord, harmonica, ukukeke and drum) so I think this book appeals to them.  It's just a fun book!

Can You Dance to the Boogaloo Review

Secondly we have The Tip-Tap Dancing Cat by Joanna Boyle.  We like this book.   More dance focussed that music focussed.

The story focusses around Oscar the cat who has a secret - when his owners are out, he likes to dance!  He'll try any style of dance.  This is something I like about this book, loads of style of dance are detailed from Salsa to the Two-Step.  At the end of the book there are two pages explaining a little about each dance style - very informative!

The Tip-Tap Dancing Cat book review

Again, this is a book that appeals more to younger children, the story isn't that deep.  The illustrations are cool though.  It's nice to look at!

Both books are published by Pavilion Books and retail at £5.99 each.

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