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Boogie Boogie, Y'all

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Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza celebrates the rich culture of the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the book. With the turn of a page and two shakes of a can of paint spray, an epic block party awaits readers in this vibrant picture book. Boogie boogie, y’all. The city boogied all day. Busy, busy, busy, T Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza celebrates the rich culture of the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the book. With the turn of a page and two shakes of a can of paint spray, an epic block party awaits readers in this vibrant picture book. Boogie boogie, y’all. The city boogied all day. Busy, busy, busy, Till one kid stopped to say, Woah, woah, woah! Look at the art on the wall! The city is alive with vibrant art in every corner of the parks, the shops, the trains. But most people are too busy to see it—or worse, choose to ignore it! When three children stop to marvel at the art around their community, they realize it’s up to them to show everyone else how truly special it is when art and reality dance together so seamlessly. This celebratory ode to graffiti and the Bronx community will leave readers cheering.


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Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza celebrates the rich culture of the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the book. With the turn of a page and two shakes of a can of paint spray, an epic block party awaits readers in this vibrant picture book. Boogie boogie, y’all. The city boogied all day. Busy, busy, busy, T Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza celebrates the rich culture of the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the book. With the turn of a page and two shakes of a can of paint spray, an epic block party awaits readers in this vibrant picture book. Boogie boogie, y’all. The city boogied all day. Busy, busy, busy, Till one kid stopped to say, Woah, woah, woah! Look at the art on the wall! The city is alive with vibrant art in every corner of the parks, the shops, the trains. But most people are too busy to see it—or worse, choose to ignore it! When three children stop to marvel at the art around their community, they realize it’s up to them to show everyone else how truly special it is when art and reality dance together so seamlessly. This celebratory ode to graffiti and the Bronx community will leave readers cheering.

30 review for Boogie Boogie, Y'all

  1. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    Pulsing with energy, art, and celebration, a tribute to graffiti and murals and the Bronx. I adore the child at the center of it all who notices the "art on the wall" in the first place and starts the party that takes a magical, invitational turn. Pulsing with energy, art, and celebration, a tribute to graffiti and murals and the Bronx. I adore the child at the center of it all who notices the "art on the wall" in the first place and starts the party that takes a magical, invitational turn.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stefanie Kellum

    I watched the author read this title in a webinar today, and I loved it! It will be a great way to remind kids that art is all around them.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bryan Loar

    Esperanza has created a vibrant, pulsating picture book that is one part summer and all parts joy. While the story is not as successful as the artwork, readers will find much to enjoy. Expected publication date is August 10, 2021. An advanced readers’ copy was reviewed.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Keeley

    This book takes us on a brief tour of the bronx from the point of view of three children. As these children make their way through their city, the notice beautiful art on the wall, artists on the streets, street vendors, different looking people, and more. Most of all, the children notice that no one else is really noticing. By passers walk by the street art (which mostly takes form as graffiti) or even regard it as dirty or ugly. People pay no mind to performers in the street. This is the truth This book takes us on a brief tour of the bronx from the point of view of three children. As these children make their way through their city, the notice beautiful art on the wall, artists on the streets, street vendors, different looking people, and more. Most of all, the children notice that no one else is really noticing. By passers walk by the street art (which mostly takes form as graffiti) or even regard it as dirty or ugly. People pay no mind to performers in the street. This is the truth of the adult world- absorbed in the daily grind of life, we do typically pass by the beautiful things in life. I grew up in a small town in Virginia and I had never been to the city until I was a teenager, this book takes us through a beautifully diverse tour of the Bronx that could serve as a window to children. I think this book is a gentle reminder to devote attention to the beautiful little things in life that we encounter in our every day experience. I think this can fuel the fires of childlike wonder within students and help adults reconnect with that childlike admiration of life.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    What fun! The illustrations are lovely and so detailed. The text is repetitive, but I imagine it would be really fun to sing. It's also a great reminder to look around you and see that art can be everywhere. What fun! The illustrations are lovely and so detailed. The text is repetitive, but I imagine it would be really fun to sing. It's also a great reminder to look around you and see that art can be everywhere.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Artlibrarian

    I highly recommend this book and I personally can't wait to share with kids at my storytimes at the Public Library! So refreshing in it's viewpoint with beautiful illustrations and rhyme. We need more books like this! I highly recommend this book and I personally can't wait to share with kids at my storytimes at the Public Library! So refreshing in it's viewpoint with beautiful illustrations and rhyme. We need more books like this!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Linda Atkinson

    Busy, busy, busy really says it all.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bookish

    WOW. The most exuberant picture book I've read in ages! Color, movement, language -- this is LIVELY. WOW. The most exuberant picture book I've read in ages! Color, movement, language -- this is LIVELY.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Annese

    So much fun to read!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Katelynne

    Love the illustrations. Great message.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    A joyful, vibrant ode to graffiti art. The illustrations are spectacular but there's not much narrative in the jazzy text. A joyful, vibrant ode to graffiti art. The illustrations are spectacular but there's not much narrative in the jazzy text.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Really cool art.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ama

    4 stars for pairing the book with the audio. Together they are awesome.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ASE

  15. 4 out of 5

    Baladine

  16. 5 out of 5

    LaQuisha Hall

  17. 5 out of 5

    M.Y.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Janel Bedor Griffiths

  19. 4 out of 5

    Franki Sibberson

  20. 5 out of 5

    J L

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jolynn

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alexx Burris

  23. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Kundel-Gower

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mary

  25. 4 out of 5

    Becca Rutkowski

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ann Boots

  27. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mary

  29. 5 out of 5

    Isabella (The Feminist Bookworm)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Paletta

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