Rupert Can Dance

Jules Feiffer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Rupert has a big secret. When his owner, Mandy, is fast asleep, he likes to slip on her dancing shoes and dance the night away. Then one night Mandy catches Rupert in the act. She’s not upset; she’s thrilled! And she’s determined to give Rupert dancing lessons so he can hone his talent. Rupert is horrified. Lessons are for dogs. Cats like to do things their own way. Dismayed, he loses all interest in dancing and goes into hiding. But Mandy comes up with the perfect plan to get Rupert dancing again . . . 

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*"Feiffer has created a compelling, yet concise, sequential narrative that shows the importance of imagination and being flexible . . . A first purchase for cat fans and free spirits everywhere." - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
 
"Feiffer's familiar, sketchy Magic Marker artwork is especially rough here, compounding the story's already childlike sense of whimsy. The straightforward storytelling, built upon a strong sense of feline behaviors and attitudes, will appeal especially to cat aficionados." - Booklist
 
"The free-form illustrations, done in bright strokes of black, ginger, pinks and greens, swirl gracefully about the pages and pop off the white background . . . A happy romp for terpischorean cat lovers." - Kirkus Reviews
 
STARRED REVIEW: "Feiffer is at his best drawing the two flying through the air in a cat-and-human pas de deux: it’s a quintessentially Feifferian moment." - Publishers Weekly
 
 

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Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His books for children include The Man in the Ceiling, I’m Not Bobby!, A Room with a Zoo, and Bark, George. He illustrated Norton Juster’s children’s classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. He lives in New York City.

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Rupert Can Dance
Jules Feiffer

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
8/5/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374363635
ISBN10: 0374363633
Picture Book
9 x 12 inches, 32 pages, Full-color throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$17.95
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