The Animal Boogie illustrated by Debbie Harter, sung by Fred Penner (Book Review) and Webinar Announcement

Barefoot Books provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. There are Barefoot Books affiliate links within this text.

The Animal Boogie is presented by Barefoot Books.  Illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner, this musically based children’s book is aimed at kids ages 3 to 7.  The book provides children with the opportunity to meet a variety of different jungle animals while learning action verbs such as stomp, flap, slither, and leap.  The brightly illustrated pages quickly draw in even the youngest “readers” and the CD included with purchase provides musical accompaniment that encourages all ages (yes me too!) to sing, dance, and move like the animals described in the book and song.  As you can see in the images below, the girls were all about getting down to the music and creating animal like walks and crawls 🙂

The Animal Boogie is ideally suited for home use as well as small groups or Mom activity groups.  The CD is easily repeated for the younger audiences to give them a chance to shake out some energy.  Free lesson plan ideas to accompany the book are available at Barefoot Books Lesson Ideas.  The youngsters pictured below are enjoying a couple of the simpler coloring activities.

Additionally an activity book aimed at children ages 4-8 is available for use with Animal BoogieThe Animal Boogie Fun Activities by Debbie Harter is filled with puzzles, games, word scrambles, and stickers.  Pictured below are ages 2.5 – 7 years enjoying The Animal Boogie and associated activities!

The Animal Boogie is currently available as (hardcover with CD) – $16.99 or (paperback with CD) – $9.99.

The Animal Boogie Fun Activities by Debbie Harter (paperback activity book) – $5.99 

Barefoot Books “specializes in carefully crafted children’s books, CDs, games, puppets, puzzles and gifts that celebrate enduring values and inspire creativity”.  Barefoot Books also offers opportunities for individuals interested in direct selling the option of selling high quality and unique children’s books as part of  a home based business.  For more information please visit Selling Barefoot Books.

*** Special note – I would love to claim the beautiful children in these photographs as my own, but they belong to two of my dearest and sweetest friends who allowed me to capture some images of all of us enjoying The Animal Boogie during a recent weekend get together!  

Free Webinar Announcement:  Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00 PM EST

Barefoot Books is partnering with Bright Horizons to offer a FREE webinar for parents called  Reading Aloud with Children: The Art of Bringing Books to Life Through Storytelling.” 

Topics include:

  • identify high quality children’s literature and select the right books for your child.
  • master storytelling techniques to make books come to life.
  • make reading time a more engaging, enjoyable and enriching learning experience.

During the webinar, there will also be the opportunity to win prices including:

  • 15 registrants will be selected to win a set of Rory’s Story Cubes, courtesy of Gamewright Games!
  • 5 webinar attendees will be selected to win a book of their choice from Barefoot Books!
  • 1 lucky attendee will be selected as our GRAND PRIZE winner and will receive a Family Reading Toolkit from Barefoot Books including: 15 books, a puzzle and a puppet. ($139.99 retail value).

To register for the webinar click on this hyperlink, Reading Aloud with Children: The Art of Bringing Books to Life Through Storytelling.

Prey Species was notified of the webinar by US Family and thought that some readers may be interested in attending, but was not compensated in any way for announcing the webinar.  

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