I Got the Rhythm

I Got the Rhythm

Picture Book - 2014
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On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781619631786
Branch Call Number: E FIC SCHO
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator


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Award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison and Connie Schofield-Morrison capture the beat of the street, to create a rollicking read that will get any kid in the mood to boogie.

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JCLHeatherM Aug 09, 2018

Feel the rhythm with your body - use five senses of taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell in order to discover the beat that's closer than you think.

EvaELPL May 22, 2017

A joyful, musical book that is sure to get your toes tapping and your hips swinging! One of my favorite picture book reads this year.

Apr 06, 2016

Super cute story of a mother and daughter's trip to the park as the joy of music overtakes them and they find the rhythm in everyday things.

mvkramer Feb 12, 2015

Cute book with dynamic pictures - a book that encourages readers to dance along!

ValleyViewLibrarians Aug 29, 2014

Vibrant and full of movement, this story is a celebration of the noises, sounds and rhythms that can be found everywhere in the city. Colorful and full of opportunities for little readers to mimic sounds, this is great for reading with a group of children.

ChristchurchKids Aug 25, 2014

It's a sunny day in the city, and as one little girl walks to the park with her mum, she feels rhythm all around her…and she's not afraid to let it show: "I shook a rhythm with my hips. SHAKE SHAKE. I felt the rhythm with my knees. KNOCK KNOCK." Her exuberance is infectious, and soon the park is transformed into an impromptu dance party, complete with marching band. Joy radiates from the vivid, exaggerated illustrations, while the rousing words (just right for reading aloud) encourage kids to do some stomping, bopping, and hopping of their own.

Picture books newsletter August 2014


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