Monday, April 6, 2015


Image result for barn dance by bill martin jrBarn Dance! by Bill Martin Jr.
Illustrated by Ted Rand
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Published: 1986
ISBN: 9780805007992
Personal Copy

I was remiss last month in completing a blog post for an author whose birthday was in March. So I am correcting my error and posting one today. Bill's birthday was on March 20th.

Barn Dance! is such a fun read. The rhyming of the story draws you in from the first page.

          Full moon shinin', shinin' big an' bright
          Pushin' back the shadows, holdin' back the night. 

It goes on from there and throughout the book in a wonderful pattern that makes you want to tap and dance along with the farm animals, and the boy who is enticed by a voice calling him to join in.

The dance ends, and the boy returns to his room with the barn dance ... dancin' in his head.

Image result for barn dance by bill martin jr book images 

I hope you enjoy this beautiful book as much as I do!

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