Dumpy La Rue

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Everyone told Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance. But Dumpy knew better. He closed his eyes and twirled to the tune inside his head. The whole barnyard gathered around, and soon hooves were stomping, wings were flapping, and feet were stamping out a beat.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A barrel-shaped Baryshnikov soars over his assigned role in life in this breezy toe-tapper from a pair of picture-book veterans. His parents may assert that pigs don't dance, his sister may sniff ... Read full review

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User Review  - allawishus - LibraryThing

Dumpy La Rue wants to dance! And he does, despite protestations from his family and barnyard friends. I liked Dumpy's spirit, but found the sometimes rhyming/sometimes not rhyming text to be an uneven read aloud. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Elizabeth Winthrop has written more than forty books for readers of all ages. These books include Promises, also illustrated by Betsy Lewin; Shoes, illustrated by William Joyce; and the award-winning novel, The Castle in the Attic. Ms. Winthrop lives in New York City. She wishes she could dance as well as Dumpy.

Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor Award-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo! Cows That Type, by Doreen Cronin and A Houseful of Christmas, by Barbara Joosse. She has illustrated more than thirty books for children, many of which she also wrote. Ms. Lewin lives with her husband, artist Ted Lewin, in Brooklyn, New York.

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