Rumor has it ML’s teacher recently needed to remind her no dancing around the classroom. I understand her teacher’s frustration. Since ML started ballet class in January, she’s been pirouetting everywhere…the house, the yard, the grocery store. Even on the soccer field. She joined a team this spring and brings extra flair to the field.
Tommy Can’t Stop! by Tim Federle and illustrated by Mark Fearing arrived last week. It’s a humorous picture book about a family trying to tire out Tommy, the bopping, pogo-sticking, elephant clomping whirlwind sensation who has over-taken their house. After a few false starts, they find the perfect fit for Tommy’s moves… tap dancing.
ML’s still boycotting picture books; but I might be able to slip this one in. After all, last week she asked if she could try a different type of dance in a few years. Tap or hip hop? Plus, Mike Fearing wrote and illustrated her favorite picture book of 2014, The Great Thanksgiving Escape.