My Feet Are Laughing (Hardcover)

By Lissette Norman, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374350963, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2006

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

"My name is Sadie"
"and I live in ""Harlem"
"with my mother"
"and my little sister, ""Julie".""

Sadie likes living in her grandmother's brownstone, where she has her own bedroom and a backyard to play in. She's full of thoughts and has lots to say about her family and friends, her home, her hair, and her laughing feet that can't keep still. And when she grows up she plans on being a poet.

This collection of sixteen exuberant poems in the voice of a young Dominican American girl and energetic, bright paintings celebrates Sadie's family and the city around her.

"My Feet Are Laughing" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.



About the Author

LISSETTE NORMAN lives in New York City. "My Feet Are Laughing" is her first book. FRANK MORRISON, the recipient of the Coretta Scott King /John Steptoe New Illustrator Award for "Jazzy Miz Mozetta "by Brenda C. Roberts, lives in Hampton, Georgia.


Praise For My Feet Are Laughing

"Sure to make readers' feet laugh."  --Kirkus Reviews "Love, joy, and the courage to be oneself spring from the 16 free-verse poems in Norman's first book."  --Booklist "A sweet, hip, and joyous book."  --School Library Journal "16 poems that are infectious in their toe-tapping, life-loving spirit."  --Publishers Weekly