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Dance, Dance, Dance!

A Horse and Buggy Tale (I Like to Read)

Ethan Long


List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/20/2018)
Prebound (2/20/2018)


This easy-to-read picture book introduces Horse and Buggy, two hilarious new characters from Theodor Seuss Geisel Medalist Ethan Long!

Horse and Buggy are best friends, but they don’t always see eye to eye. When Buggy sees Horse dancing, he asks, "What are you doing?" "I am dancing," Horse replies. "I am the best dancer. I have the best dances!" "You are not dancing. You are just moving around." Can Horse convince the reluctant Buggy to lighten up and join in? YES!

In this side-splitting story about friendship, Horse and Buggy learn that doing something together makes it twice as fun.

The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.  Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own! 

Level E stories feature a distinct beginning, middle, and end, with kid-friendly illustrations offering clues for more challenging sentences.  Varied punctuation and simple contractions may be included. Level E books are suitable for early first graders. When Level E is mastered, follow up with Level F.

A Junior Library Guild selection!
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Praise For Dance, Dance, Dance!: A Horse and Buggy Tale (I Like to Read)

* "From the opening panels it is clear that this is not a quiet reading book. Much to Buggy's chagrin, Horse loves to dance! The rubber-legged horse hops, leaps, twists, break-dances, and pirouettes across the pages. There's even a John Travolta pose—all before the title page. . . . As Horse says, 'turn off the frown. Start getting down!' Beginning readers—get up, dance, and read!"–Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"This picture-book sized easy reader manages to effectively portray the interaction between the two while keeping the vocabulary limited. Full-page illustrations with just the characters and minimal accoutrements against colorful backgrounds cleverly enhance the text and set a humorous tone. While grandparents might chuckle at the dance moves from Saturday Night Fever and Flashdance, young ones will enjoy the spirit."–Booklist

"With Long’s characteristic slapstick humor and simple, ­expressive characters, this newest pairing is pitch-perfect for his dance beat ­required."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823438594, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

About the Author

Ethan Long is a renowned picture book and easy reader author and illustrator. He won a Geisel medal for Up! Tall! And High! His "Tasty Time With ZeFronk" runs on the Disney Channel and was nominated for an Emmy. Raised in Central Pennsylvania, he now lives in Florida.