Saturday, January 2, 2010

How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle

Bluemle, Elizabeth. How Do You Wokka-Wokka? Illustrated by Randy Cecil. Candlewick Press, 2009. $15.99. Content-G. PICTURE BOOK. A urban picture book with a rap beat. A boy says “HEY!” to his neighbors on the “blocka” and asks how they “wokka.” Each child “wokkas” in their own way. Then children wokka together and dance in their “socka-socka[s]” and enjoy their differences. A tongue-twisting read aloud that will have you shaking, hopping, and flopping. The illustrations are as energetic and original as the text. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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