Slip On Your Dancin' Shoes: Footloose! by Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford and Tim Bowers
THE ANIMALS ARE WATCHING.
TO SEE IF EVERYONE'S GONE.
GET READY FOR A PARTY,
DANCE TILL DAWN!
It's closing time at the zoo, and Big Jack the Keeper is ready to lock up, but two stealthy kids are readying themselves to be moles, not the dirt-digging kind, but the espionage sort. As the zoo-goers head out the gates, they position themselves to spy on the animals at night.
And they are in stakeout position just in time. There's a full moon rising and Big Jack broadcasts the call.
THEY'RE GONNA CUT LOOSE! FOOTLOOSE!
SLIP ON THEIR DANCING SHOES.
THEY'RE ROCKIN' THE CHIMPANZEES!
D. J. Elephant plays funky hip-hop, and Big Jack is a regular jumpin' Jack Flash with the wolf pack in tuxes and top hats as his backing group.
Llamas in leotards plie' and rhinos do the bump. Giraffes glissade in tutus, and camels shake their humps. Ducks do the waddle, and it's time to lose those blues!
Whatever your terpsichorean preference, from the tour jete' to twist to the toddle, this is the night to strut your stuff and boogie your woogie., and even the young secret agents can't resist shaking their booties a bit with the zoo critters.
It's quite a show for the undercover kids, in the brand-new zoo adaptation of Kenny Loggins' Footloose: Bonus CD! "Footloose" performed by Kenny Loggins (MoonDance Books, 2016), illustrated with comic animation by Tim Bowers. The re-written rhyming text fits right in with the bright and lively comic illustrations for a rollicking and rockin' read aloud, and the accompanying CD is going to be a hot property during the cold winter months for toddler through 'tweener groups when something is needed to get the wiggles out of the kids. And, says Publishers Weekly, this book is "a fun way for parents and grandparents to ‘cut footloose’ with a new generation.”