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The rhyming text is full of movement words, great for toddlers and preschoolers who love to get up and move during storytime. The illustrations communicate the large range of movements with loose, sketchy lines and washes of yellow, blue, and green. Kids and parents alike will be cheering the little girl on as she masters this new skill. The look of pride on her face when she finally gets her feet coordinated is priceless.
Follow up with songs perfect for skipping, such as Skip to My Lou. There are numerous recordings by children’s singer, but I also love the versions sung by Judy Garland and Nat King Cole. Play the song and have everyone practice skipping around the room.
Use this book for a movement themed storytime, along with Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh.