Country United States
Dewey Decimal [E] 19
Originally published 1988
Illustrator Stephen Gammell
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date 1988
LC Class PZ7.A1824 So 1988
Genre Picture book
Awards Caldecott Medal
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Song and Dance Man is a children's picture book written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Published in 1988, the book is about a grandfather who tells his grandchildren about his adventures on the stage. Gammell won the 1989 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations.
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The song and dance man by karen ackerman illustrated by stephen gammell
The book "Song and Dance Man" written By Karen Ackerman, and illustrated by Stephen Gammell in pencil drawings using full colors,
Three children visit their grandfather, and have a wonderful time as he reminisces about his performces on stage. He tells stories of when he was a vaudeville song and dance man, when people didn’t sit in front of the television for hours. He leads the children to the attic, and finds his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and tap shoes. He performs, telling jokes, dancing and singing, making the children laugh.
Song And Dance Man was published to very strong reviews.The New York Times Book Review called it " a charming, lighthearted and entertaining book", the everyday Magazine described it as "a wonderfully nostalgic picture book", the video version of "Song And Dance Man" was criticized positively by the "School Library Journal" as a very good addition to both school and public library collections.