Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig

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Author Lindsey Craig teams up with Arthur creator and bestselling artist Marc Brown in a toe-tapping farmyard dance-a-thon—perfect for toddler and preschooler read-alouds. As soon as the sun goes down, the animals are up! ("Sheep can't sleep. Sheep can't sleep. Sheep can't sleep 'cause they got that beat!") Before long, there's a giant farmyard dance party, complete with funny animal sounds. But what happens when all the racket wakes up Farmer Sue? Here's a colorful bedtime story that begs to be read aloud.

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About Lindsey Craig

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Lindsey Craig grew up in a dancing and singing family. She often wakes up tapping her foot and hears music in everyday things, from honking cars to thrumming crickets. She has written a musical, and her children's play, Cinderella's Shakespeare, is performed nationwide. Dancing Feet! is her first foray into children's books. She lives with her husband and children on a small island in Washington State. Marc Brown is the creator of Arthur, the star of many picture books and a six-time Emmy Award-winning PBS television show. He is also the illustrator of Buying, Training & Caring for Your Dinosaur, by Laura Joy Rennert, and the New York Times bestsellers Wild About Books and Born to Read, both by Judy Sierra. He lives on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City.
Published June 14, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the sun goes down, the farmyard animals are supposed to go to sleep. But wait: "Chicks can't sleep. Chicks can't sleep. / Chicks can't sleep / 'cause they got the beat!"

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Craig and Brown are again in playful sync in this rhythmic companion to Dancing Feet! (2010). Reviving the cut-paper collage style he debuted in that book, Brown demonstrates that he's mastered the me

Apr 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Farmyard Beat

I don't know if this was a barn dance or a hoe-down, but there was some dancing and hoofing.

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