Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? by Alice Lickens

Can You Dance to the Boogaloo?

Written by Alice Lickens

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Young listeners will love to join in with this ebullient picture book exploring sounds through its lively text and colourful illustrations. All the animals express themselves by playing their instruments. When they join together they play a lively jig which gets everyone’s toes tapping in a wonderful night time, rooftop adventure.


Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? by Alice Lickens

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.

Alice Lickens is the second UK recipient of the prestigious Sendak Fellowship.


. ..bright and fun. -- Chickens, Bunnies and Homeschool

About the Author

Alice Lickens is one of the few UK illustrators who has been selected by the Sendak Fellowship. The Fellowship was run from Maurice Sendak's 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.

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32 pages


Alice Lickens
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Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books

Publication date

12th September 2013




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