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Grab your Hartlyn Kids passport and journey with us to the country of the Philippines! Meet Paco and Diego, two Filipino boys, as they learn to dance the tinikling, the national dance of the Philippines. Along the way, they will learn that practice makes perfect, especially when you have the encouragement of your friend!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Hartlyn Kids
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Earl
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: filipino-authors
I didn’t realize we had a picture book in the store about the Philippines. This one focuses on two boys who practice tinikling, the bamboo dance, in hopes of winning a contest. But, for one of them, it’s not as easy as he thought it would be. Will he give up or will his friend be able to convince him to give it another try? I was bummed that the publisher (Hartyan Kids) went out of business a few years ago because it seemed like they were featuring diverse, multicultural titles. (I think they on ...more
Atticgirl
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
We were sent The Bamboo Dance, a story about the Philippines. Two Filipino boys, Paco and Diego, learn to dance the tinikling, the national dance of their country.

It has themes of friendship, encouragement, and lessons like "practice makes perfect." The illustrations are soft, earthy tones that support the well written text. I was surprised however, that the "Learning Tools" do not have a pronunciation key for the new words. That is something that I would suggest to the publishers as it helps kn
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Mymcbooks
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Review: Bamboo Dance is a great book that introduces children to the culture of the Philippines.

While Paco and Diego were waiting to be picked up from school, they decided to go across the street to the strip of sari sari stores. They picked up some food and drinks and sat on a wooden bench outside the shop and ate silently while they watch some children in a near by parking lot with two dancers doing the tinkling dance. They remember learning the steps and decided to join them, but Diego wa
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Jessica Harrison
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
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“The Bamboo Dance” has many things going for it: brightly colored and engaging illustrations and a fun story kids can relate to. Unfortunately, though, it takes a while to wade through the text.

“The Bamboo Dance” has more text than a traditional picture book and it almost feels like the author is throwing in information to justify its printing. A few pages have nothing to do with the dancing, focusing on the Filipino culture instead. While interesting, this lack of f
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Aisha
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Bamboo is a great way to teach your little ones about another country. This particular book is about the Philippines and at the end of the book there is a great sticker at the back which serves as a passport sticker. We also have the "passport" and the little one got a kick out of filling that out. Great illustrator, nice story, nice educational tool
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