I Got the Rhythm (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619631786, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
About the Author
Frank Morrison was born in Massachusetts and then moved to New Jersey. He grew up during the early days of rap music, graffiti and break dancing. He was a well-known graffiti artist and an accomplished break dancer who was part of the Sugar Hill Gang's dance entourage. It was during one of the group’s European tours he got a chance to visit the Louvre in Paris and was so intrigued by the magnificent art that he decided, at that moment, to return to his roots and become an artist.
Frank today enjoys the attention of art galleries nationwide, and is the recipient of a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Illustrator Award for Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts. The artist, who works in watercolor and acrylic, makes his home in Georgia with his wife, three sons, and daughter.
Praise For I Got the Rhythm…
“The driving beat of debut author Schofield-Morrison's narrative is likely to have readers bouncing and tapping right along with her . . . An upbeat celebration of the senses, self-expression, and camaraderie.” —Publishers Weekly
“The bright palette and vibrant tones of Morrison's loosely painted illustrations echo the energy of the text nicely . . . the book begs readers to sing and move along with this little dancer.” —Booklist
“For a storytime that will get bodies rocking, fingers popping, and rhythm flowing.” —Library Media Connection
“The little girl at the center of it all is wholly likable in her joyful approach . . . This will work well in an interactive storytime for preschoolers, as listeners are invited to shake and stomp along with the happy protagonist.” —BCCB
“Ready made for storytime, Schofield-Morrison's text pulses with a beat of its own and practically demands audiences to clap along . . . The urban setting and varied cast of characters make this title particularly valuable, showcasing diversity as an integral part of everyday life.” —School Library Journal