This is the first children's contemporary poetry collection that I've listened to as an audiobook, though it's the perfect choice for an audiobook. Since the poems are all about dance styles, and the production includes the appropriate musical background, it's almost like listening to a play. I can see music teachers using this to talk about rhythms, and it would be a blast in the classroom when kids have the wiggles. Fun!
Marilyn Singer's love of both poetry and music clearly shines in this book, and the CD that accompanies these poems brings the book to life. Each poem is about a different dance, and the author reads them with the dance music in the background. What a great way to introduce little ones to poetry—and a few dance steps!