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Jake at Gymnastics

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Publisher Comments:

Pluck a fat bass, play me an ace.

Trumpet a song, groove the night long. Saxophone jive, keep us alive!

When a jazz trio begins playing under a streetlamp, everyone comes out to listen and dance. It's Harlem in the 1930s, and jazz has the power to make them groove. Combining her fine oil painting style with computer-manipulated colors, Rachel represents the shapes and colors of jazz in a tribute to Duke Ellington with a nod toward painters Klee and Kandinsky. Operating almost wordlessly, the innovative visuals are sprinkled with riffs of slang in snappy couplets-telling a bigger story of how the influence of jazz goes far beyond the neighborhood in this book. This tour de force brings jazz alive for the youngest children.

Review:

"In this companion to Bea at Ballet, an equally angelic and ethnically diverse group of preschoolers attend gymnastics class. Their teacher, Dave, sets a playful tone ('Let's be frogs and hop today'), and the boys and girls leap to the task, registering their enthusiasm in boldly colored speech balloons ('Ribbit'). Isadora's spare pencil-and-ink pictures pop from the white backdrop thanks to the kids' brightly colored clothing, created with collaged bits of oil painting. Isadora takes full advantage of the sport's high energy as the young athletes crawl, swing, bounce, tumble, and jump. An early spread shows the children demonstrating various stretching exercises (side split, back bend, etc.), after which they try out different activities, including hanging from a parallel bar and bouncing on a trampoline. The story realistically spotlights achievements as well as slip-ups: a girl successfully balances on the low beam ('I'm doing it!'), while a boy topples during a somersault ('Oops!'). But it's the kids' sense of accomplishment and glee that readers will take away from Isadora's slice-of-life story. Ages 3 — 5. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Starring an adorable toddler ballet class, this endearing companion to former dancer Rachel Isadoras Bea at Ballet pares down the classic ballet to its most basic, child-friendly elements, making it perfect for preschool audiences.

    

Bea and her friends are excited to put on their costumes and dance onstage in The Nutcracker! Bea is going to be Clara, and Sam is going to be the Prince. They will dance in the ballets magical Land of Sweets. Yum!

Synopsis:

Adorable toddlers have fun with ballet

Bea loves everything about ballet class, from putting on her leotard and ballet slippers to bowing good-bye at the end of class. Bright, cheerful illustrations show Bea and her class learning the basic positions and movements and show them leaping and twirling to their hearts' delight.

Caldecott Honor winner--and former dancer--Rachel Isadora, the creator of Lili at Ballet, introduces young children to the joy of dance and creative expression.

About the Author

Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399160486
Author:
Isadora, Rachel
Publisher:
Nancy Paulsen Books
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this companion to Bea at Ballet, an equally angelic and ethnically diverse group of preschoolers attend gymnastics class. Their teacher, Dave, sets a playful tone ('Let's be frogs and hop today'), and the boys and girls leap to the task, registering their enthusiasm in boldly colored speech balloons ('Ribbit'). Isadora's spare pencil-and-ink pictures pop from the white backdrop thanks to the kids' brightly colored clothing, created with collaged bits of oil painting. Isadora takes full advantage of the sport's high energy as the young athletes crawl, swing, bounce, tumble, and jump. An early spread shows the children demonstrating various stretching exercises (side split, back bend, etc.), after which they try out different activities, including hanging from a parallel bar and bouncing on a trampoline. The story realistically spotlights achievements as well as slip-ups: a girl successfully balances on the low beam ('I'm doing it!'), while a boy topples during a somersault ('Oops!'). But it's the kids' sense of accomplishment and glee that readers will take away from Isadora's slice-of-life story. Ages 3 — 5. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Starring an adorable toddler ballet class, this endearing companion to former dancer Rachel Isadoras Bea at Ballet pares down the classic ballet to its most basic, child-friendly elements, making it perfect for preschool audiences.

    

Bea and her friends are excited to put on their costumes and dance onstage in The Nutcracker! Bea is going to be Clara, and Sam is going to be the Prince. They will dance in the ballets magical Land of Sweets. Yum!

"Synopsis" by ,
Adorable toddlers have fun with ballet

Bea loves everything about ballet class, from putting on her leotard and ballet slippers to bowing good-bye at the end of class. Bright, cheerful illustrations show Bea and her class learning the basic positions and movements and show them leaping and twirling to their hearts' delight.

Caldecott Honor winner--and former dancer--Rachel Isadora, the creator of Lili at Ballet, introduces young children to the joy of dance and creative expression.

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