Jenny Cooper illustrator/ CD - words sung by the Topp Twins
Scholastic 2015 $21.00pb 24pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3194 7
Themes: Children’s songs/ Farm animals/ Nighttime/ Stories in rhyme
What story could be more simple than that of the Dingle- Dangle Scarecrow who can shake his feet and hands all night long then, when the farm animals begin to wake for a new day, flop down and go to sleep? All the children I have shared this with so far have found it totally hilarious (so did I) and have really appreciated the chance to shout VERY LOUDLY ‘I’m a dingle-dangle scarecrow with a flippy-floppy hat’. There is the charm of Jenny Cooper’s perfectly ‘matching’ images and a special bonus of a sing-along with the ever ebullient Topp Twins and their guitars on the attached CD. A thoroughly cheerful experience for everyone!Preschool up/ Age 3 up
Note: I was so enchanted by this story and by sharing it that when I wrote the first post about it I imagined this was all happening in the daytime. Not so and I have now removed that post. Sorry for any confusion.