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The Tip-tap Dancing Cat

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Have you ever wondered what your cat gets up to when you're not around?

Oscar is a cat with a secret: he loves to dance! And as it happens, he's pretty good at it too. He can foxtrot and two-step, tap dance and salsa – and has even been known to FREESTYLE!

This energetic picture book for children aged 3-5 is perfect for anyone who loves to dance!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 28th 2014 by Pavilion Children's Books
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Ceri
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-read
This is a cute book about a cat who dances when his owners are at work. The pictures are really attractive, and there is a short bit about the history of each dance, such as what country it is from, which means for some of the dances you can look up the country on a map etc.

However, it's a hard book to bring to life for a child, because there is very little story to engage them, and although some of pictures depict the steps of the dances it is hard to visualise them. I think if you knew how to
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Caroline Skelly heywood
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
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I read this book on my own to begin with and was not sure at all. So I took it into the nursery where I teach drama to 3-5 year olds. The children had mixed feelings about it. I think that was connected to not knowing what the dance styles were that Oscar the cat dances. I normally read the book and then we act the story, but with this book myself and my colleagues felt the book would benefit from having a CD with excerpts of the different styles of music to go with the cats dances. The children ...more
Jonathan Sutton
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A charming picture book for children. The illustrations have wonderful colour and movement and the story bounces along with plenty of refrains for little ones to chant along to. Sure to become a bookshelf favourite! The descriptions of the dances in the back is a nice touch too.
Tony
Feb 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Nicely produced children's book.
Alex Jabore
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book full of life and charm. I bought a copy as soon as I spotted it on the shelf, a mark above the other books on either side, and it's growing on me more and more
Zoe
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Frothy fun for introducing different styles of dancing to little ones. Illustrations are drawn with a lovely looseness.
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