The Alley Cat's Meow

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Red is a dashing, smashing downtown tomcat. Ginger is a jazzy, snazzy uptown kitty. But after they meet at the Alley Cat's Meow--the hottest boogie-woogie juke joint around--the sparks fly as they dazzle the world with their romantic toe-tappin', quick-steppin' dancing.
With all the spirit and charm of the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals, Kathi Appelt's vivacious text and Jon Goodell's spectacular paintings will have young readers waltzing and jitterbugging right out of their seats.

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About the Author:

KATHI APPELT is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including Oh My Baby, Little One, a Parents' Choice Recommended Book. She lives in College Station, Texas.

JON GOODELL is the illustrator of A Mouse Called Wolf and Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-This book has the look and feel of a feline version of a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie of the 1940s. One enchanted evening, a dapper cat named Red hops on the A train, an obvious nod to Duke Ellington and the era of swing music, to make the scene at a "boogie-woogie juke joint called the Alley Cat's Meow." The rhyming verse chronicles the momentous meeting of Red and Ginger. He asks her to dance, and the rest, as they say-. Their partnership sealed with a kiss, they set out to wow the world with their artistic virtuosity. On the final page, the two are pictured dancing happily in the moonlight. Sophisticated painterly images of the high-stepping couple tap dancing and jitterbugging their way through nightclubs and on stage make for an attractive and at times humorous presentation. This affectionate look back at a golden era of jazz music and an arguably more elegant time seems somewhat out of sync with a picture-book audience, and the emphasis on romance may elicit predictable groans from youngsters.
Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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