Song and Dance Man is an English original, written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Garmell. This book has won the Caldecott Book Award in 1989 for its illustration. This is the Chinese translated version.
This is a book is about family interaction between grandparents and grandchildren. Grandpa once dance on the vaudeville stage in his younger days. During a visit to grandpa's house, he brought his three grand-children up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, tap shoes, a vest and tie. He glides, taps and sings as he entertains his three darlings. This jovial grandpa exudes the message that you are only as old as you want to be, and his grandchildren responds with enthusiasiam.
This book is available in hard cover, in simplified chinese with no hanyu pinyin. For reading to a child, this book may suit children of 9 years and above. For self read, we would recommend this book for children above 12.