Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kid Konnection: The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a fun picture book that just might make your child want to sing and dance!

Summary: Hazel Nut wants her family to sing and dance along with her, but they are just too busy! Who can she call? Why... her super-hip, disco-dancing Grandma Nut! In the second book of the Nuts series, Eric Litwin's playful call-and-response rhymes and Scott Magoon's hilarious illustrations invite readers young and old to join in on the fun. -- Little, Brown

THE NUTS: SING AND DANCE IN YOUR POLKA-DOT PANTS by Eric Litwin and illustrated by Scott Magoon is an adorable book that definitely made me smile. It's the second book in the Nuts series (which is new to me), and I can see the appeal of this "nutty"family.

In SING AND DANCE IN YOUR POLKA-DOT PANTS, Hazel Nut (cracks me up everytime!) loves to sing and dance, so one rainy day, she wrote a song. She desperately wanted her family to sing and dance with her but they were just too busy. She finally calls Grandma Nut, who is very cool, and she decides to dance with Hazel! It was so much fun that everyone joined in.

I thought SING AND DANCE IN YOUR POLKA-DOT PANTS was adorable... and very silly. I loved all of the "nutty" puns and the illustrations were terrific. The book is actually great for read-aloud with it's call-and-response rhymes (that phrase is new to me too but describes it perfectly!), and the there are plenty of laugh out loud parts. By the end of the story, both the adult and the child will be chanting this adorable song!

Eric Litwin is also famous for his Pete the Cat picture books which have sold over 1.5 million copies, and he's a popular singer, songwriter, and speaker for interactive literary and music. The song in SING AND DANCE IN YOUR POLKA-DOT PANTS and some other special songs are available to download for free here.

SING AND DANCE IN YOUR POLKA-DOT PANTS is great fun for little ones... and the adults in their lives!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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bermudaonion said...

That author was just here at the library and I heard the crowd to see him was huge. After reading this, I can see why. This sounds like so much fun!

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

My kids love Pete the Cat. I didn't know the author wrote other books - this one sounds really cute! I think my kids would love it.