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

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

Games, Songs & Stories From An African American Childhood

Book - 2017
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Here's 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.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780375870880
9780375970887
0375870881
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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