Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer


Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer

Rupert has a big secret: when his owner, Mandy, is asleep, he dances the night away. One night Mandy catches Rupert mid-dance, and she's thrilled! Thinking she can perfect his skills, she tries to give him dancing lessons - but Rupert is horrified. Lessons are for dogs! Cats do things their own way. Sulking, he refuses to dance, until Mandy comes up with the perfect plan to get his toes tapping again...


Feiffer has created a compelling, yet concise, sequential narrative that shows the importance of imagination and being flexible ... A first purchase for cat fans and free spirits everywhere. School Library Journal The free-form illustrations, done in bright strokes of black, ginger, pinks and greens, swirl gracefully about the pages and pop off the white background ... A happy romp for terpischorean cat lovers. Kirkus Reviews Feiffer is at his best drawing the two flying through the air in a cat-and-human pas de deux: it's a quintessentially Feifferian moment. Publishers Weekly Feiffer's familiar, sketchy Magic Marker artwork is especially rough here, compounding the story's already childlike sense of whimsy. The straightforward storytelling, built upon a strong sense of feline behaviors and attitudes, will appeal especially to cat aficionados Booklist

About the Author

Jules Feiffer is an American cartoonist, author and illustrator. He has won a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartoons in The Village Voice and an Academy Award for his animated short Munro. He illustrated Norton Juster's children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth. In 2004 he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame and was guveb a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Writers Guild of America. He lives in New York City.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

5th March 2015



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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