Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 35: Animal Boogie

After reading a status update from Barefoot Books about one of their stories, Animal Boogie, I decided we needed to check it out.  My son loves animals and loves to dance, so how could we go wrong?  We first found the video for it online and my son was instantly hooked.  He must have watched it five, maybe ten times in a row, dancing all around and leaping everywhere like the leopard.  Needless to say, finding at the library came next.  It's rhyming lyrics are fun to sing, and I can't imagine a toddler or preschooler anywhere who wouldn't love boogie-ing down to this book!  Elephants stomp, snakes slither, birds flap... and your little monkey is bound to be swinging along to the beat as you read.  "Down in the jungle where the leaves lie deep, What can you see learning how to leap?  With a leapy leap here and a leapy leap there, What's that creature learning how to leap?  It's a leopard!  It goes leap, leap, boogie woogie oogie!  Leap, leap, boogie woogie oogie!..."  You get the idea.  Fun, right?!  The illustrations are bright and colorful, and my son likes looking for the other animals hidden among the trees, as well.  The book is often sold with a cd, which makes it even better.  The score to the song does appear in the back of the book, but listening to it first (either on the cd or online video) is even easier.  There's nothing like a good book that gets kids singing and dancing!  Check out the video online ( or look for this fun story the next time you're at the library.  Your child will love it!


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