It's a Groovy World, Alfredo by Sean Taylor
  

It's a Groovy World, Alfredo

Written by Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Chris Garbutt

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Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, June 2015 Can’t dance? Ever felt you are just not one of the cool team? Then you’ll love Alfredo! Marty tells Alfredo the frog that the world is groovy, that the world is dancing and that anyone can do. Alfredo learns how to do the cool boogie style and the speedy heebie-jeebies but just when he’s got the groovy moves straight he starts to JUMP! Alfredo is just SO embarrassed but soon everyone is copying Alfredo’s moves. A great story about how an outsider becomes an unexpected star. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Synopsis

It's a Groovy World, Alfredo by Sean Taylor

From Sean Taylor, author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, comes a goofy, warm-hearted story about being yourself and finding your own individual rhythm and groove in the world. Alfredo is a frog with a problem - he can't dance! How can he go to Rick's party (with disco lights and groovy dancing) if he doesn't have any fancy moves? So, his best friend Marty (a smooth talking fly) tries to teach him all the groovy ways to dance - the Cool Boogie Style , the Speedy Heebie-Jeebies and the Silky-Smooth Moving and Grooving . But no matter how hard Marty tries, all he ever does is ...Jump! Jump! Jump! It's just not cool. Or ...is it?

Reviews

Prolific author Sean Taylor has joined forces with animation artist, Garbutt and it's an entirely appropriate collaboration for this exuberant and funky foray into disco dancing fly- and frog-style. Upbeat, outgoing Marty is the ideal foil to self-conscious, floppy-footed, Alfredo. -- Jill Bennet * Red Reading Hub * Vibrantly illustrated by Chris Garbutt. -- Nicholas Tucker * The Independent on Sunday * For every young mover and shaker who thought they would never be able to dance with all the cool cats out there, this funny, frantic, fabulous book will have them tapping to the beat! * Lancashire Evening Post * This would be a fantastic picture book for storytime sessions. [...] I love the bright and simplistic illustrations throughout the story. * The School Librarian *

About the Author

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at www.seantaylorstories.com

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Sean Taylor
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Author's Website

www.seantaylorstories.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9781406324136

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