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Dancing Feet!

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  1,074 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Clickity!Clickity! Long green feet!
Who is dancing that clickity beat?

Lizard is dancing on clickity feet.

Clickity! Clickity! Happy feet!

Introducing a get-up-and-dance toddler book-so catchy and rhythmic, you'll almost want to sing it.

Lindsey Craig's rollicking text features funny sound words (Tippity! Creepity! Stompity! Thumpity!), dancing animals, a singsong beat, and a
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Board Book, 32 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published May 11th 2010)
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Janet
Fun, lively, rhyming, brightly colored book about who is dancing on what feet. I was especially intrigued that the illustrator was Marc Brown and even more intrigued that he made is dedication to Leo Lionni who illustrated many children's books using collage. The technique of illustration in this title is collage using hand painted papers which make the illustrations have lots of "texture". Great combination of happy catchy words and gorgeous artful. Overall it had a Lionni feel and that's a com ...more
Tasha
This bright, fun book is sure to have toddler toes tapping in no time. In alternating double-page spreads, children see the feet of an animal and then get to guess what it is. When the page is turned, the answer is revealed. The rhyme and rhythm here are great, adding to the dancing theme. Each set of animal feet make a noise from Tippity! Tippity! to Thumpity! Thumpity! This engaging picture book is ideal for toddler story time where children need to get their wiggles out.

Craig’s verses are fil
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Anna Stover
Totally fantastic book: it invites the kids in with every page. They can imagine which animal makes each sound, and guess which will come next. Better yet, they can mimic the beat of each animal. They spend the whole book dancing! Can't wait to read it with my pre-k/kindergarteners next time they're feeling antsy. It's such an exuberant celebration of dancing to your own independent rhythms.
Beth Bacon
Rhythmic and highly structured, this picture book flows like song lyrics, with a repeating refrain and parallel phrasing on every page. Could a parent who's reading this treat it like a dance or a poem? Collage images are colorful and spritely in style of Leo Lionni to whom images are dedicated. First describes animals' footsteps then children imitate the style of their steps.
Julia Jasztal
Mommy's review from 11/14/11 -


I forget who picked this one out but I'm guessing Julia because she has some sort of fascination with toddler books. If you're kid is older than, oh, about 2 years, I'd pass on this.
The whole 'stompity, stompity' thing is enough to drive you crazy if you don't have a baby there to watch smile. And for some unexplained reason, because of all the 'stompity's' I couldn't say 'happy' when the need arose. I could only say 'happity'. Luckily this didn't last or I'd have
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
Cute book but the rhyme gets on my nerves a bit for some reason. I do love the textures of the art, especially on the pages with more "white" (i.e. less patterned background) space- they're just so striking when given a bit more room. They remind me a bit of Eric Carle but a little less serious and more cheery.
Felicia
This book would also be another great interactive book. The children could dance like the animals are. I choose this book based on the title hoping to would be a get up and moving type of book and I was not disappointed! The book is very short which is a pro and con.
Lauren
A fun board book with engaging, rhyming prose, bright illustrations and just enough pages for a quick bedtime story. At the end of the book there is a page that shows children of both genders and many ethnicities, which I appreciate in a children's book.
Samantha
This book begs for an active reading. Animals dance with different kinds of beats and feet prompting readers to copy their rhythms while identifying which animal is producing them.

Collage artwork is vibrant and textured. Great read aloud for PreK-2.
Mary Wirt
A great book for toddler storytime. Very repetitive but with enough variety to keep a young readers attention. It also lends itself to lots of movement and involvement as well as asking questions of children about the different feet and animals.
Karawan
I think this book would be tremendous fun for a preschool-aged crowd. First you see an animal's feet, so you can guess who it is. Then you turn the page to reveal the whole animal dancing. Lots of fun verbs and onomatopoeia to describe the way each animal moves. I suspect I might rate this one higher if Gavin were older. At not quite one year he enjoyed hearing the rhythm of the words and stomping his feet, but the part about guessing which animal it is went right over his head. (For "guess the ...more
April
1. Rating: 5
2. Book Review from Publisher's Weekly: the pictures introduce a cheerful menagerie of animals composed of basic shapes cut from hand-painted papers in an array of colors, textures, and patterns that recall everything from corrugated cardboard to exotic grasses. Celebrating movement and sound, the guessing-game story hints at the identity of each creature, initially seen retreating from the page, leaving footprints behind.
3. I would recommend this book to any K-2 teacher and any rea
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Sameerah 'sammi'
My 3yr old son loved it. He had fun with the rhythm and guessing who the next creature would be. We read it so much, he memorized the whole thing!
Katy
When I read this book, we talk about the colors of the animals and how many animals are shown on each page. Great for 2 and 3 yr olds.
Katya
Fun and simple--doesn't scan as smoothly for me as I would have liked, but the babies at storytime enjoyed doing the different dances.
Diane
Authored by Lindsay Craig and Illustrated by Marc Brown, Dancing Feet is an adorable book for young children.

One page shows some "dancing feet", and the following page shows the animal or critter that the feet belong to along with a cute rhyming verse. (fun way to interact with young children and have them guess whose feet are shown).

There are: colorful ladybugs, ducks, caterpillars, lizards and even a big bear and elephant. The final page shows happy little "kids dancing feet" have fun with all
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Candice
Sep 04, 2011 Candice rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
A fun book to read to even the youngest child. The first picture shows the feet of a dancing animal, and the text asks who is dancing that tippity or stompity or slappity or thumpity beat. Then the next page shows what animal is doing the dancing. The illustrations are bright collages that will capture a child's attention. The last page is terrific. It shows children dancing. The girl who is dancing "slappity" (duck)is wearing swim flippers while the boy who is dancing "clickety" (lizard) is dre ...more
Habrewer
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Release Date – May 8, 2012
*A review copy of this book was viewed from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

Dancing Feet is full of all kinds of animals that are getting up and dancing from ants to elephants and everything in between. The verses are entertaining and sure to captivate your little one. The illustrations are also bright and colorful. The rhythmic beat will have you wanting to dance along with them.

It was a lot of fun to read and I caught myself ta
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Josie Boettcher
Not quite as catchy as Farmyard Beat, but still a fun book to read/sing to the kids while they sing and dance along.
Bonnie
Toddler loved playing along with his own dancing, stompity, stampity feet.
Lakeside Branch
A movement filled book, perfect for those kids who just can't sit still.

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Laura
Have read this book about 15 times a day for the last two weeks!
Carol
I like the book. It's a rhythmically enthusiastic presentation of animals and insects. For teachers and parents the illustrations invite young readers to copy. Educators could cut out the shapes for young readers to assemble copying those in the book or making up their own. Using the animals images might be an excellent way to divide a large group into smaller groups...giving each smaller group their own animal image. Animal creations could also be used for paper bag puppet fun. "Dancing Feet" i ...more
Sandie
Cute book. I think its meant for a younger group then my daughter at 5 but she enjoyed it and guessed the animals.

Its a fun, quick dialog and the pictures are adorable and you get to guess what each animal is. You get a hint of their feet and a little rhyme and the following page after that shows what animal it was.

Very fun, interactive type of book. I don't know if kindergarten is to old for this book or not, but my daughter enjoyed the guessing and upbeat words. So I would say for readers fr
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James Smith
It was ok. Repetitious of silly onomatopoeia
babyhippoface
Jun 22, 2011 babyhippoface rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PreK teachers, Music teachers
Very young children will love this combination of dance and guessing game as they look at the colorful cut-paper collage illustrations and listen to the descriptions of feet ("big gray feet", "webbed orange feet", "furry brown feet") and guess what animal is dancing on each page. The rhythm of the book is contagious and children will be stomping, giggling, and dancing around the room in no time, making it a must-have for PreK teachers. This is also perfect for Music Teachers trying to communicat ...more
Jessica Green
Dancing Feet is a great story to introduce footprints of different animals. This story uses many descriptive words to describe the footprints of the animals; such as "The big grey footprints." This gives the color and the size of the footprints being made by the animal. I would use this story as a dramatization and have each child be a different footprint from the book. They would be able to have their own part and play each animal in the story. I would re-create the footprints and we would use ...more
Jen
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