Song and Dance Man

Author/Illustrator: Karen Ackerman/Stephen Gammell
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1988
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: Gr. K-3
Award: Caldecott Award

Overview: Children are looking in on their grandfather who supposedly used to be the Song and Dance Man. Their grandfather then takes them upstairs to see his old costumes and put on his dance show. His grandchildren love the show and realize that it is better then watching television. In the end, all they can wonder is how much their grandfather misses being the Song and Dance Man.

Have the students put on their own dance show. Have students first watch old dance performance to get some inspiration for their show.

Reviewer’s Name: Becky Gray