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Tommy Can't Stop!
by Tim Federle and Mark Fearing


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Tommy bounces, and he leaps. Tommy clomps, and he bulldozes. Nothing tires Tommy out, and his family can't keep up But then his sister has an idea: could tap class be just right for Tommy?

This exuberant picture book, written by Broadway dancer Tim Federle, with illustrations by Mark Fearing, stars one very energetic kid who finally finds his place in the spotlight.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Tommy bounces, and he leaps. Tommy clomps, and he bulldozes. Nothing tires Tommy out, and his family can't keep up But then his sister has an idea: could tap class be just right for Tommy?

This exuberant picture book, written by Broadway dancer Tim Federle, with illustrations by Mark Fearing, stars one very energetic kid who finally finds his place in the spotlight.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781423169178
  • ISBN-10: 1423169174
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Performing Arts - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Siblings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - New Experience

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-02-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Tommy is always in motion. He bounces around the house imagining that he’s a pogo stick, bulldozer, elephant, and antelope—with the expected consequences for his family’s belongs and their patience. Nothing seems able to focus his considerable energies until Tommy’s mother drags him to a tap dance class, where a teacher (who’s almost as ebullient as Tommy) helps him discover that all of his favorite moves are tap fundamentals (the “brush” move reminds Tommy of a bulldozer, and so on). Federle’s (Better Nate Than Ever) narration can veer into cutesiness, and his penchant for parenthetical asides and alliteration—Tommy “clamors when he kicks” and “moans in the minivan”—wears thin. But Fearing’s (The Great Thanksgiving Escape) cartooning has the breezy feel of an animated short. The hero’s mop hair and wide eyes make him the very picture of irrepressibility, and the arcing, dashed lines that Fearing uses to showcase Tommy’s gravity-defying moves become a fun running joke. Ages 3–5. Author’s agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Illustrator’s agent: Sean McCarthy, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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