Let's Clap, Jump, Sing, & Shout; Dance, Spin, and Turn It Out!

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing, & Shout; Dance, Spin, and Turn It Out!

Games, Songs, & Stories From An African American Childhood

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"Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history."— School Library Journal, starred review

From Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes an extraordinary must-have collection of classic playtime favorites.

This very special book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families and will inspire joy in all who read it.

 
Parents and grandparents will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives. Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one. Find a partner for hand claps such as “Eenie, Meenie, Sassafreeny,” or form a circle for games like “Little Sally Walker.” Gather as a family to sing well-loved songs like “Amazing Grace” and “Oh, Freedom,” or to read aloud the poetry of such African American luminaries as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. And snuggle down to enjoy classic stories retold by the author, including Aesop’s fables and tales featuring Br’er Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.
 
"A rich compilation to stand beside Rollins’s Christmas Gif’ and Hamilton’s The People Could Fly." —The Horn Book
 
"An ebullient collection.... There is an undeniable warmth and sense of belonging to these tales." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Baker & Taylor
A Newbery Honor-winning author and a two-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator present a collection of classic, culturally inspired hand clap games, circle games, songs and poems, including "Eenie, Meenie Sassafreeny," "Little Sally Walker" and "Amazing Grace." Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: New York :, Schwartz & Wade Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9780375870880
0375870881
9780375970887
0375970886
Characteristics: 173 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, J. Brian - Illustrator

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MissLacie Feb 16, 2017

"Our earliest toys are our hands, feet and voices."
These are the first words of the introduction of this wonderful collection of history, games, songs, rhymes and stories from Patricia McKissack's childhood. With a shout out to her old neighborhood in the outskirts of St. Louis, Patricia takes readers on a journey through common and not-so-common finger-plays, stories, and games- giving the reader information on the origins and African American roots of each. Along with brilliant illustrations by Brian Pinkney, this is a one of a kind masterpiece.

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