- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: August 6, 2019
- Price: $16.99
- Trim Size: 10 x 8 3⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3418-2
- EAN: 9781419734182
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Format: Hardcover (Self Ended)
- Rights: World/All
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A playful picture book that urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake, from the award-winning author of Alfie and Fraidyzoo
There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you’re happy or even because you’re sad.
But, what’s the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to!
In How Do You Dance?, award-wining author-illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity, humor, and—most of all—joy, in a picture-book celebration of personal expression that will inspire young and old readers alike to get up and get moving.
**STARRED REVIEW**— Kirkus Reviews
"A gleeful, tender celebration of self-expression through movement, destined to become a favorite read-aloud."
**STARRED REVIEW**— Publishers Weekly
"Heder explores dance with pages of graceful, rhythmic watercolors that show people of myriad ages, ethnicities, shapes, and abilities stretching, bopping, spinning, and swaying. Moves executed in exuberance, impulsiveness, and self-care climax in a gigantic, inclusive dance party complete with glittery disco ball. Heder’s stream of dancers encourages everyone to find a way to dance—even, perhaps, the most stubborn nondancers."
"Children and adults of many skin tones, body types, and dance styles boogie through this book. . . Warm and funny, this lively picture book would work equally well as a raucous readaloud and a companion to creative movement activities."— Horn Book Magazine
"This bopping, grooving picture book will inspire readers to get up and dance themselves."— School Library Journal
KidLitTV StoryMakers with Thyra Heder
About the author
Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo, The Bear Report, and Alfie. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising. She lives in Brooklyn.