Journalist Samela Harris is a working mum with a healthy sense of the ridiculous. While raising her two sons, she attracted droves of hungry lads to generous spreads cooked on her shoestring budget. Along the way she learnt how to create a dinner party from two-minute noodles, how to trick the boys into eating and enjoying prunes, and how to make a meal from scraps while accidentally locked in the kitchen.
This book is about how happy it made a little girl when her mom bought her a pair of tap dancing shoes while on a shopping trip at the mall. It tells about some fun filled exciting experiences both boys and girls may have with a pair of tap dancing shoes. The illustrator used Chesley's original artwork ideas as well as his/her own in the illustrations. The last two illustrations in her book are of dancewear used in her first dance recital.
As Chesley's mother, I like this book because it allows children to see what they can do too by putting forth the effort to do their best whatever the task, and not take shortcuts or take the easy way out all the time, especially in their reading and writing at school. I hope it will give students the confidence to persevere in their goals/dreams no matter what others do or say or how difficult it may get at times. This is also a fun and exciting book.
Chesley wrote this story in class one day about something she enjoyed doing, taking tap dancing lessons.
Part activity, part fact book, and part journal, this book includes hundreds of challenges and spaces to record each performance. Plus there are acheivement stickers kids cn use as rewards for their accomplishments. YOU are amazing! How amazing? Let s find out! Inside the pages of this book are 350 challenges, feats, competitions, and tests of extreme awesomeness. How many pennies can you stack while blindfolded? How many animals can you name in 20 seconds? How many times can you say, Silly Sally slurps soda slowly, without making a mistake? Challenge yourself and your friends to any of these 350 super fun mental and physical tests of awesomeness. Keep track of your own world records in the space provided, and compare your achievements with the whacky facts and existing world records. Reward yourself and your friends with the provided stickers and press-out rewards."
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