Date: January 27th, 2014

Combo Tango!

by Calef Brown

Flamingos on the Roof by Calef Brown

Dance lesson number one.
The Combination Tango.
Listen to the lingo.
This is how the steps go:

Boogie to the banjo.
Bop to the bongo.
Freeze like an igloo.
Stomp like a buffalo.
Drop like a yo-yo.
Swing like a golf pro.
Flip like a hairdo.
Tumble like a domino.
Swivel on your kneecap.
Wobble like a mud flap
Take a little catnap.
Do it all again!

Copyright © 2006 Calef Brown. From Flamingos on the Roof. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About The Author

Children's Author and Illustrator Calef BrownCalef Brown is a well-respected Enthusiologist
with a thriving private practice
in a cactus and flower garden, which is very convenient because his diet consists mainly of greenery.
He likes to chew the scenery,
and will often eat a cedar tree at teatime,
followed by key lime pie.
By the by, Mr. Brown has won acclaim
and awards for the non-ordinariousness
of his poetry and artwork.

Calef has penned and illustrated many celebrated books including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers, Tippintown, Hallowilloween, Boy Wonders, and Flamingos on the Roof, which won the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry and perched itself atop the New York Times bestseller list. He lives with his family in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.


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