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Rap a Tap Tap Here's Bojangles-Think of That (Paperback)

Author:  Leo/ Dillon Dillon Joint Author: Diane Dillon Illustrator:  Diane Dillon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0590478834
ISBN-13: 9780590478830
Sku: 30961713
Publish Date: 9/1/2002
Sales Rank: 12988
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 11.6H x 8.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  8 to UP
 
There was once a man who danced in the street.

Rap a tap tap--think of that! (from the first line)
Illustrations and simple rhyme describe the dancing of Bill Bojangles Robinson, one of the most famous African-American tap dancers of all time, who entertained during the 1920s and 1930s. *Author: Dillon, Leo/ Dillon, Diane (ILT) *Series Title: Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books *Subtitle: Heres Bojangles-Think of That *Publication Date: 2002/09/01 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.75 *Height: 11.60
From the Publisher:
This simple book for young children tells the life story 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.With a simple, rhyming text and bold, graceful illustrations, Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon celebrate the spirit and exuberance of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the groundbreaking African American tap dancer who was one of the most popular entertainers of the early 20th century. "This fancy-free introduction captures the ebullience of [Robinsons] dancing as well as the way he touched audiences. The spreads feature a bouncy text and eye-catching art." - Booklist, starred review
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A picture book tribute to Bill Robinson, the tap dancer better known as Bojangles. Watercolor illustrations accompany the text. A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors book.
Author Bio
Leo Dillon
Leo Dillon was born 11 days earlier than his future wife and creative partner, Diane Worsley. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York by parents who were immigrants from Trinidad. Dillon attended the High School of Industrial Design, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. When released from the Navy, he attended Parsons School of Design where he met Diane. The couple won the Caldecott Medal in 1975 for Verna Aardema's WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS: A WEST AFRICAN TALE. The next year they illustrated Margaret Musgrove's ASHANTI TO ZULU, for which they received their second Caldecott Medal. They were the first illustrators to win back-to-back Caldecotts.

Diane Worsley (later, Dillon) was born only 11 days after her future husband and collaborator, Leo Dillon. She attended Los Angles City College but dropped out after contracting tuberculosis. During her recovery, she had to live in a sanitarium where she spent most of her time reading, drawing, or knitting, as she could undergo no physical activity. After her recovery, she attended Skidmore College and then transferred to Parsons School of Design, where she met Leo Dillon. The couple won the Caldecott Medal in 1975 for Verna Aardema's WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS: A WEST AFRICAN TALE. The next year they illustrated Margaret Musgrove's ASHANTI TO ZULU, for which they received their second Caldecott Medal. They were the first illustrators to win back-to-back Caldecotts.

Diane Worsley (later, Dillon) was born only 11 days after her future husband and collaborator, Leo Dillon. She attended Los Angles City College but dropped out after contracting tuberculosis. During her recovery, she had to live in a sanitarium where she spent most of her time reading, drawing, or knitting, as she could undergo no physical activity. After her recovery, she attended Skidmore College and then transferred to Parsons School of Design, where she met Leo Dillon. The couple won the Caldecott Medal in 1975 for Verna Aardema's WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS: A WEST AFRICAN TALE. The next year they illustrated Margaret Musgrove's ASHANTI TO ZULU, for which they received their second Caldecott Medal. They were the first illustrators to win back-to-back Caldecotts.

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"This jazzy introduction to an important contributor to American culture will entrance the youngest music and dance fans." 08/01/2002

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Blue Sky Press
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