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Shall We Dance?
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About The Book
Nature puts on a dance recital in this beautiful nonfiction picture book from Caldecott Honor author-illustrator Robin Page, exploring how and why different animals move their bodies.
Cranes pirouette, scorpions tango, and seahorses twine in this ode to the amazing dance moves in the animal kingdom. Whether it’s to find a mate, repel a predator, or just for fun, readers will learn the purpose behind each creature’s graceful, exuberant, or playful moves. And they might even want to get up and join in the dancing fun!
About The Illustrator
Robin Page has written and illustrated several picture books, including the 2003 Caldecott Honor recipient What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, which she created with her husband Steve Jenkins, and her own A Chicken Followed Me Home!, Seeds Move!, and Shall We Dance?. Robin lives in Boulder, Colorado.
- Publisher: Beach Lane Books (March 21, 2023)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781665916059
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Raves and Reviews
"A high-stepping reminder that we aren’t the only ones who can put on a show."
– Kirkus Reviews, 1/1/2023
"Nonreaders will enjoy looking at the illustrations, beginning readers will be able to decode the short sentences, and even older readers will be able to get information by reading the longer paragraphs. This book will be of interest to animal lovers for fun and for research."
– School Library Connection, March/April 2023
"It’s terrifically entertaining as well as educational, and readers will no doubt be inspired to try out some of the marvelous moves themselves. A rollicking reveal of dance in all its fun and forms."
– Booklist, 2/17/2023
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