Lola's Fandango

Lola's Fandango

Board Book - 2011
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After learning how to dance a style of flamenco known as the fandango, Lola plans a surprise for her mother's birthday.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781846861741
1846861748
Branch Call Number: JP WITTE 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Archer, Micha

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DPLjosie May 27, 2016

Lovely intro to flamenco and the challenges of being a younger sibling.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 09, 2012

The danger of this book? Parents, be prepared for your kids to beg for a flamenco lesson or two. This book definitely wipes the floor with those jazz/ballet/tap dance lessons your kids have been taking all these years. How can tutus compare to polka dotted swishy dresses? Tap dance may be fun at first, but the attitude is totally different from that of a flamenco dancer, no? And when else do you get to wear polka dots? Yes, you take your life in your own hands when you bring this book into your home. Then again, it’s a fun read, covers ground I’ve not seen covered by picture books before, has great art, great writing, and lots of Spanish words integrated seamlessly into the text. I’d call that a rousing success overall. If you’re looking for a bit of dance for your collection above and beyond the usual ken, Lola’s Fandango delivers.

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taracrean Mar 05, 2013

taracrean thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 09, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 09, 2012

Things are rough for Lola. Her older sister Clementina has everything better. First, there’s her awesome name. Then there’s her ability to draw. On top of that is her great hair, her friends, her room, the list goes on and on. Lola would love to have at least one thing to make her special . . . and then she finds her mother’s flamenco shoes. Instantly Lola is intrigued. Her mother doesn’t dance anymore, of course, but her father used to and he’s willing to teach her. In secret then Lola learns to dance, and when her mother’s birthday arrives, Lola may have the perfect gift. But will she have the guts to perform in front of a crowd? The book comes with an audio CD of the text.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 09, 2012

“Lola looks at herself in the mirror. Her hair is coarse and wiry like a terrier.”

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