When Uncle Took the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray

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Uncle's inspired playing of the fiddle causes sleepy family members to pick up other instruments and join him, while the neighbors come to join the celebration.
 

About Libba Moore Gray

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Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, but "Miss Tizzy" is her first writing for children. Ms. Gray's four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bloom is an award-winning illustrator. He lives with his family.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by Orchard Books (NY). 32 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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PLB 0-531-33137-7 At night, everyone in the family from the father to the dog is tuckered out, but when Uncle starts to tune his fiddle, toes start tapping and hands begin clapping.

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As Uncle plays (""Zee zee/ Saw saw/ Ziggle, ziggle, zang""), Grandma, Grandpa, Mama and others grab their own instruments (guitar, mouth harp, washboard, etc.) and join in the mountain-style jam session.

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