Dumpy La Rue (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Winthrop, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805063851, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/1/2004)

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Everyone told Dumpy La Rue that pigs don't dance. But Dumpy knew better. He closed his eyes and twirled to the tune inside his head. The whole barnyard gathered around, and soon hooves were stomping, wings were flapping, and feet were stamping out a beat.

Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig.

About the Author

Elizabeth Winthrop has written more than forty books for readers of all ages. These books include "Promises, "also illustrated by Betsy Lewin; "Shoes, "illustrated by William Joyce; and the award-winning novel, "The Castle in the Attic. "Ms. Winthrop lives in New York City. She wishes she could dance as well as Dumpy.

Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor Award-winning illustrator of "Click, Clack, Moo! Cows That Type, " by Doreen Cronin and "A Houseful of Christmas, "by Barbara Joosse. She has illustrated more than thirty books for children, many of which she also wrote. Ms. Lewin lives with her husband, artist Ted Lewin, in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Dumpy La Rue

"A perfect read-aloud." --School Library Journal, starred

A Nick Jr. Magazine "Best Book of the Year "

A New York Times "Best Illustrated Book of the Year"

A California Young Reader Medal 2003-2004 nominee