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School Library Journal Review
PreS-Gr 1-A fun, original collection of rhymes and fingerplays covering such child-friendly topics as mud pies and glitter glue. From counting rhymes ("Number Rhumba") to riddles ("I saw a giant dance on a wall/The sun went down, then he wasn't/there at all"), the poems are lyrical and offer opportunities to participate. Small sketches show the motions and the author's Web site provides further instruction. Sound effects abound, as in "Zac Zucchini/Drives a Lamborghini/Vroom varoom/Varoom vroom vroom" and the infectious "Snap pop pop/Pop pop snap/Dancing on/The bubble wrap." A gentle lullaby rounds out the collection. Bright, cartoon illustrations set against vibrant background pages bring the poems to life. This "bouncing-on-the-knee, joining-in, make-'em-laugh, happy times book of rhymes" is perfect for sharing at home or in storytime.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Kirkus Book Review
Children and caregivers who feel they've plumbed the pleasures of "Rockabye Baby," "Eeensy Weensy Spider," and all the other old chestnuts should fall with glad cries upon this effervescent gathering of original nursery poems and hand rhymes. From a "Bubble Wrap Rap"--"Snap pop pop / Pop pop snap / Dancing on / the bubble wrap . . . "--to "Crazy Claps," and "Wavy Waves," Honey proposes more than a dozen hand-clapping, finger-wriggling, foot-stomping winners. All are illustrated with bright, simply drawn cartoons, supplemented by occasional diagrams, and even a set of hilarious mini-videos on the publisher's Web site. And, for change of pace, there are several poems just for lap-sit reading, including some grin-inducing nonsense and a very tender lullaby. Children will be delighted to join in, and for adults, this all-too-brief import deserves to become as popular a choice for storytime breaks as Marc Brown's classic Play Rhymes collections. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.