Thursday, October 27, 2016

PICTURE BOOK WEEK- Thursday

Footloose by Kenny Loggins, illustrated by Tim Bowers

The Story-
(blurb) Time to cut loose! Have a rockin' time introducing children to the fun of Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins. As a zookeeper named Jack joins the zoo animals in an all-night dance party, this new original story from Loggins is sure to get your feet moving. Little ones will love the cast of characters, including the rockin' chimp Louise ("Geez, Louise"), Mister DJ Elephant, the lemur Marie ("Oo Wee, Marie"), Milo the wombat, Luke the funkiest cat in the zoo, and so many more rocking, bopping, boogeying, tangoing, shaking, rattling and rolling animals!

My thoughts-
Oh my gosh! LOVE this book, and it's probably because I loved the original film back in the eighties and sharing this with my children brought back great memories. I couldn't help book sing the book! The song is reworded partially to fit in with a zoo keeper watching over his animals. So much fun.

And the illustrations! Two thumbs up! The animals are all displaying difference types of dancing, from ballet to hip hop and all wearing cool clothes. The pages are lively and really jive with the footloose feelings. Plus, there is a CD at the end with Kenny Loggins singing! Wow, 5 stars!


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