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The attic becomes a vaudeville stage as Grandpa performs for his grandchildren just as he did in the good old days, when he was a song and dance man. This Caldecott Award winner is sure to delight your students. Just click on a topic below and enjoy your dancing! Before the story Introduce the story by asking the children:. Change your meeting area into a stage. Provide a box full of dress-up clothes and props or ask the children to make their props with the art supplies in the classroom and bring in some items from home. Ask the music teacher about borrowing some small instruments and allow the children to design their own acts.
Thank you! Lucky kids--Grandpa used to be in vaudeville, and when he takes them to his attic, gets old costumes and tap shoes out of his trunk, and not only sings and dances but tells jokes and does magic tricks, ""the show is better than any show on TV. Though he's soon out of breath, ""his voice is as round and strong as a canyon echo""; and when he starts to tap-dance, the sounds ""are too many to make with only two feet. A warm portrait of a grand old man at peace with his past. There was a problem adding your email address.