Reading Rainbow: Barn Dance


Authors: Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Illustrator: Ted Rand

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co., Inc.

Narrated by: Roy Clark

Description: Viewers are invited to an old fashioned hoedown when LeVar travels to the hilltops of Tennessee in search of true bluegrass music and down home dancing. Inspired by the feature book, BARN DANCE!, LeVar gets a lesson in clogging, and kicks up his heels at an authentic barn dance.

Activity Suggestion: Discuss with the children the fact that Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault collaborated on this book and Ted Rand drew the pictures. Talk about what collaboration means. What might the benefits be of working together? How could the children collaborate on a project?

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