Citation: Beaumont, K. (2004). Baby Danced the Polka. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Ages: 2-5

Grades: PreK

Description: This ALA Notable Children’s Book features one un-sleepy baby who wants to skip nap time to dance with animals at the farm. 

Uses: Baby Danced the Polka could be used for a baby or toddler storytime, where children can come and manipulate the flaps of the book. It can also be used in a one on one setting, where an adult is reading directly with a young child. Librarians and teachers can also use this book in displays and in recommendations for parents/guardians who want books that will help them get their children moving. 

Review Sources

(2010). Kirkus Reviews. (Book Review).

(2004). Publishers Weekly. (Book Review).

Tags: parents and children, animals, dance