Flying Feet: A Mud Flat Story (Mud Flat Friends)

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What's that noise?

Is it a bunch of giant woodpeckers?

No, it's the amazing tap-dance team of Tonya and Ted, who've come to Mud Flat to produce a big dance extravaganza. And now that they've soft-shoed their way into town, all the residents are eager to fork over plenty for tap-dance lessons. How else will they become stars?

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James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.



James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 3--In this delightful addition to the series, Stan yearns "to be a famous star, like a baseball player....[with] crowds of people to clap and cheer for me." His thoughts of baseball are interrupted when tap dancers Tonya and Ted come to town, captivating a crowd and offering to give lessons, culminating in a performance. Stan takes out the money he's been saving for a new glove to buy lessons and rent shoes. He is joined by other Mud Flat animals, who initially stumble and fall, but keep practicing. With more enthusiasm than talent, Stan overcomes disappointment when he is placed in charge of publicity and lemonade in lieu of a spot in the program. Tonya and Ted skip town before the show--enriched by the townspeople's trust but lonely at heart. Stan displays great leadership by putting on an "Any How" lineup of imaginative, inspired student acts, supplanted with several surprises, including an appearance by Tonya and Ted. Stevenson's trademark pen-and-watercolor illustrations lovingly depict exuberant characters and provide lots of special details, including labeled dance steps--"tap... shuffle... flap... hop... scuff.... " Children will enjoy this zany story with its tribute to the power of dreams, community, kindness, and perseverance.--Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
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