Gus is now in such fine company! Michelle Dorrance is the 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Fellow and highly acclaimed dancer and choreographer. Dorrance Dance offers incredible performances!
Julia Smith, Booklist Online, assesses this as Leslie Tryon’s “joyful story of persistence” and Jan Spivey Gilchrist’s illustrations as “wonderfully kinetic”. Her summary statement underscores how children will root for dancing Gus. “This infectious read-aloud will put a smile on kids’ lips and set their toes twitching”.
Just had to run out to share how happy and excited we are to announce that there is going to be a PAR-TAY! This dance party celebration of rhythm and rhyme and information is brought to you through the writing talent of Eloise Greenfield and the illustrating gifts of Don Tate! You are all invited to share in the fun April 2018. Until then, we’ll be cool.
“The head of cabbage, sitting in the fridge, hears the front door close, hears the click of the key…”
See more details on the book here including sample pages of the book. You will also see biographies of Eloise Greenfield and Don Tate and praise that has already been received for the book.
The Children’s Choice Awards require many copies of books so Gus, as The Thumbtack Dancer, went into packages to get into the hands of many teachers and many children across the USA. This was a mid-August mailing; so, we know he is getting attention.
We thought you would enjoy what Michelle Dorrance said about The Thumbtack Dancer – and, we thought you would enjoy Michelle dancing with Stephen Colbert.