Dancin' in the Kitchen by Wendy Gelsanliter

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Dinner time is dancing time at Grandma's house. While chicken and dumplings simmer on the stove, all three generations of the family have a hard time keeping still, grooving to the music on the kitchen radio. Their dancing creates some mighty big appetites, but will the merriment let up long enough for everyone to make it to the table? Lively verse and playful illustrations by Caldecott Honor-winner Marjorie Priceman celebrate a family night to remember.

About Wendy Gelsanliter

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Gelsanliter, a Bank Street College of Education graduate, works as a librarian and creative movement teacher at The Buckley School, in New York City. She lives with her husband and daughter. Christian is an internationally known singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer, who has recorded and toured with such artists as Nancy Griffith and Suzanne Vega. He is a graduate of New York University. Marjorie Priceman has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss and HOT AIR: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Published September 28, 1998 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When the grandparents, parents, and children gather to make a meal, the first ingredient is music: “Dancin’ in the kitchen/The family’s packed in tight/I think we may be/Dancin’ in the kitchen all night.” Priceman’s illustrations are a bright salsa of mango, olive, blueberry, and tomato, and the ...

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Originally composed as song lyrics, the text features some catchy verses: ""Dancin' in the kitchen/ Everyone's a chef/ But if the baby gets the shortcake/ Then there won't be any left!"" But without the benefit of music, it is occasionally difficult to tell where the emphasis lies, and a few line...

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