'Young children will love to sing and dance the animal boogie with the friendly creatures in this wonderful jungle. They can sing along to the catchy song whilst they look at or read the words in the book. The repetitive words of the song make it easy for children to learn, while the appealing tune and the bright and funny illustrations in the book will fire their imaginations. The guess the animal' theme which runs through the song will encourage children to participate. This will have parents and children up and dancing around the kitchen!' --BBC Parenting
'Just the present for over-excited toddlers in need of a little energy displacement. More than just a picture book, this sing-along, find-the-animal extravaganza, will get young children dancing from beginning to end, as they stomp like an elephant, shake with the bear. With printed music, audio CD and rhythmic text, there is much to enjoy here (and at a reasonable price) - not least the lively, high volume pictures showing an impossible, but totally beguiling jiving jungle world' --Independent magazine
'The vibrant, fun illustrations in this book are packed full of jungle animals to find and count. The rhyme bounces along introducing a colourful collection of intriguing animals through lively word play and repetition. A musical score is included in the book.' --Nursery Education
About the Author
For more than twenty years Fred Penner has been entertaining children and adults alike through a variety of media. A native of Manitoba, Canada, Penner has worn many hats, from folk-rock singer, television host and home video star to children's book author, UNICEF Canada spokesman, husband and father of four! Penner's deep respect for children has been a driving force behind his work and inspires his energetic live performances. With record sales topping the one million mark, and eleven albums and home videos to his credit, it is no wonder that an entire generation of children know many of his lyrics by heart. In fact, Penner's 'The Cat Came Back' and 'You Can Do It (If You Try)' are such favourites with children that they have become classics, taught and performed in music classes all over the world. Lucky for us, Penner shows no signs of slowing down. He is continuously working to create new songs, hoping to share his music with many generations of children to come. Debbie Harter was born and raised in England, and she currently lives in Penzance, Cornwall. She has participated in all kinds of artistic ventures, creating jewelery, textiles, ceramics, mirrors and candles. Now Debbie works primarily in book illustration, and with her bold and vibrant style, has created many of Barefoot Books' most successful titles, including Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon (1999), The Animal Boogie (2000) and the best-selling Bear series.