Tapping Feet Trade Book (Paperback)

Written By Moira Rose Donohue
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Critically Reviewed
Award Winner
  1. PaperBack
    Price $9.95
Written By Moira Rose Donohue
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Critically Reviewed
Award Winner

Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

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Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

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Tapping Feet Trade Book (Paperback)

Written By Moira Rose Donohue
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Written By Moira Rose Donohue
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Critically Reviewed
Critically Reviewed
Award Winner
Award Winner

Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

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Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

Read Less Description

Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

  1. PaperBack
    Price $9.95
SKU WW-NL6130
ISBN 9781478875925
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 40
SKU WW-NL6130
ISBN 9781478875925
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 40
Lexile level 860L
Letter Level S
Genre Informational Texts
Language English
Theme Arts and Culture, Historical Communities, United States History
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Dance
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Juvenile Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Dance
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Price $9.95
Awards

The Florida Book Awards 2023 Bronze Medal Winner

Author & Illustrator

Moira Rose Donohue

Moira Rose Donohue began writing for children after her defection from the practice of banking law. Since then, she has written over 40 books for children. Most of what she writes is nonfiction—the truth and nothing but! Her titles have been Junior Library Guild selections and received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. She recently won the Florida Book Award Silver Medal for Young Children’s Literature. An Irish American, Moira was born and raised in New York City. She now lives full-time with her dog in St. Petersburg, FL, where she continues to take tap dancing lessons.

Colin Bootman

Colin Bootman was born in Trinidad, where the vibrant palette of the Caribbean influenced his painting. He moved to the United States when he was seven, where he studied art and illustration. Mr. Bootman has illustrated many books for children, winning the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award in 2004. In 2017, Mr.Bootman won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Works for Children. All of his award-winning illustrations show how brilliantly his art frames moments of life.

Reviews

Inspirational and informative, this tale of two cultures might spark a love of tap in young readers.

—Kirkus Reviews

Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

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Details:
SKU WW-NL6130
ISBN 9781478875925
Series Reycraft Books
Number Level 40
Lexile level 860L
Letter Level S
Genre Informational Texts
Language English
Theme Arts and Culture, Hi Arts and Culture, Historical Communities, United States History
Juvenile Nonfiction Juvenile Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Dance
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Full Description

Slap! Flap! Tap! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Tap! In the 1800s, African and Irish Americans found that they had something in common: Both cultures shared a love of dance. As people came together in New York City, the dance style “Tap” grew with each new dancer. New ideas and new moves were inspired by their personal cultures. Read along to hear about the blending of Irish and African backgrounds, and of course keep an ear out for Slaps, Flaps, and lots and lots of Taps!

Author & Illustrator

Moira Rose Donohue

Moira Rose Donohue began writing for children after her defection from the practice of banking law. Since then, she has written over 40 books for children. Most of what she writes is nonfiction—the truth and nothing but! Her titles have been Junior Library Guild selections and received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. She recently won the Florida Book Award Silver Medal for Young Children’s Literature. An Irish American, Moira was born and raised in New York City. She now lives full-time with her dog in St. Petersburg, FL, where she continues to take tap dancing lessons.

Colin Bootman

Colin Bootman was born in Trinidad, where the vibrant palette of the Caribbean influenced his painting. He moved to the United States when he was seven, where he studied art and illustration. Mr. Bootman has illustrated many books for children, winning the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award in 2004. In 2017, Mr.Bootman won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Works for Children. All of his award-winning illustrations show how brilliantly his art frames moments of life.

Awards

The Florida Book Awards 2023 Bronze Medal Winner

Reviews

Inspirational and informative, this tale of two cultures might spark a love of tap in young readers.

—Kirkus Reviews

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