Tommy Can't Stop! (Hardcover)

By Tim Federle, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423169178, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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Tommy bounces, and he leaps. Tommy clomps, and he bulldozes. Nothing tires Tommy out, and his family can't keep up But then his sister has an idea: could tap class be just right for Tommy?

This exuberant picture book, written by Broadway dancer Tim Federle, with illustrations by Mark Fearing, stars one very energetic kid who finally finds his place in the spotlight.

About the Author

Tim Federle was a rambunctious child when he learned that once you put tap shoes on, you are no longer stomping around causing mayhem-you are dancing around causing art. Tim grew up to dance in the original Broadway cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid, and his theater-themed debut novel for middle schoolers, Better Nate Than Ever, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Say hi at Mark Fearing is from the Midwest but his accent is hard to distinguish after 20 years on the West Coast. He's worked a lot of jobs and made a lot of books including Earthling!, a graphic novel and Oregon Spirit award winner. He lives in Oregon with a daughter who loves to dance, a wife who tries to teach Mark to dance, and two dogs who don't seem to dance. Find out more about Mark at