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Dumpy La Rue

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Publisher Comments:

Dumpy was a pig who knew what he wanted to do.
"He's a porker with passion,
a dancing fool,
a pig with rhythm ?
this breaks every rule,"
said the normally reticent mule.

Everyone told Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance. But Dumpy knew better. He closed his eyes and twirled to the tune inside his head. The whole barnyard gathered around, and soon hooves were stomping, wings were flapping, and feet were stamping out a beat.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig.

Review:

"Though the verse intermittently falters in its rhythm and rhyme, the kid-tickling energy and silliness remain constant. And amidst the merriment, readers just may pick up on the importance of bucking stereotypes and listening to one's own drummer or whatever it is that is playing 'inside.'" Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Through Dumpy's warmth and enthusiasm, children will meet a youngster who marches to the beat of his own drummer, and who encourages others to do so as well." School Library Journal

Review:

"There's...plenty of bounce here...in the lively text and the exuberant line-and-watercolor pictures, some of which fairly leap off the pages just like the dancing critters they show." Booklist

Synopsis:

Everyone tells Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance, but Dumpy knows better. Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers dancing a jig with this passionate pig. Full color.

Synopsis:

"He's a porker with passion,

a dancing fool, a pig with rhythm-

this breaks every rule,"

said the normally reticent mule.

Now in paperback, Dumpy La Rue, a story of a pig who knew what he wanted to do.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig as they follow him and the barnyard animals from farm to fame.

 
Dumpy La Rue is a 2001 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Everyone told Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance. But Dumpy knew better. He closed his eyes and twirled to the tune inside his head. The whole barnyard gathered around, and soon hooves were stomping, wings were flapping, and feet were stamping out a beat.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig.

About the Author

Elizabeth Winthrop has written more than forty books, from picture books to young adult novels. Her most recent book, Promises, is also illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Ms. Winthrop lives in New York City.

Betsy Lewin has illustrated more than fifty books for children, many of which she also wrote. Most recently, she illustrated the best-selling Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. Ms. Lewin lives with her husband, artist Ted Lewin, in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805063851
ill.:
Lewin, Betsy
Author:
Lewin, Betsy
Illustrator:
Schindler, S. D.
Author:
Winthrop, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Performing Arts - Dance
Subject:
JUV031040
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Performing Arts - Music
Subject:
Stories in Verse
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.96 x 8.02 x 0.1 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805063851 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Though the verse intermittently falters in its rhythm and rhyme, the kid-tickling energy and silliness remain constant. And amidst the merriment, readers just may pick up on the importance of bucking stereotypes and listening to one's own drummer or whatever it is that is playing 'inside.'"
"Review" by , "Through Dumpy's warmth and enthusiasm, children will meet a youngster who marches to the beat of his own drummer, and who encourages others to do so as well."
"Review" by , "There's...plenty of bounce here...in the lively text and the exuberant line-and-watercolor pictures, some of which fairly leap off the pages just like the dancing critters they show."
"Synopsis" by , Everyone tells Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance, but Dumpy knows better. Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers dancing a jig with this passionate pig. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
"He's a porker with passion,

a dancing fool, a pig with rhythm-

this breaks every rule,"

said the normally reticent mule.

Now in paperback, Dumpy La Rue, a story of a pig who knew what he wanted to do.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig as they follow him and the barnyard animals from farm to fame.

 
Dumpy La Rue is a 2001 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

"Synopsis" by ,
Everyone told Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance. But Dumpy knew better. He closed his eyes and twirled to the tune inside his head. The whole barnyard gathered around, and soon hooves were stomping, wings were flapping, and feet were stamping out a beat.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig.
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