Ages: 2 – 6
Grades: PreK – Grade 1
Description: Harter’s The Animal Boogie invites readers and listeners into the jungle to see many of the different animals that live there: bears, monkeys, elephants, and leopards. The animals wiggle and shake throughout the jungle. The book has bright, colorful images of the animals moving about, and includes a musical score to The Animal Boogie.
Uses: The Animal Boogie is a great book for a music and movement storytime. Librarians and teachers who are more musically inclined can play the tune provided for children, while they shake and wiggle away. Librarians/teachers can read the story and ask children to shake and move along with the different animals, and/or play the song after the story concludes.
Land, Karen. (2000). The Animal Boogie (Book Review). School Library Journal, 46(12),109.
Decker, Charlotte. (2001). The Animal Boogie (Book Review). Library Talk, 14(1), 38.
Tags: rhyme, animals, jungle, dance