Can You Dance to the Boogaloo?
By Alice Lickens
About the book:
This feel-good, get-up-and-move story is about breaking out of boundaries. It is designed to explore the get up and go every child has burning within them. The colourful creatures pick up instruments, gathering in number and dancing through the pages finishing off with a dancing-on-the-rooftops night scene.
The rhythmical approach sets the pace to the jig and is complemented by the sounds of both the instruments and animals wraparound. Children can also learn the names and sounds of the instruments seen through the pages and join in, in their own way, with the veritable hullabaloo.
About the author:
Alice Lickens is one of the few UK illustrators who has been selected by the Sendak Fellowship. The Fellowship continues to run from his home in Connecticut and Alice spent a month out there in October 2012 exploring his archives, workspace and collections. Alice is one of the five members of the Zombie Collective, who have recently done an exhibition for the Hayward Gallery called Fathoms Deep. She works part-time at The House of Illustration and she has previously worked with Ivy Press on a presentation called Outdoor Wonderland (taken to Bologna 2012), Flamingo Magazine and Bea’s of Bloomsbury.
Imprint: Pavilion Children’s
Publication date: 26 September 2013
Size: 265 x 265 mm (h x w)
Illustrations: Colour illustrations throughout