Citation: Dorros, A., & McCully, E. A. (2000). Ten go tango. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers. ten go tango

Ages: 3-6

Grades: Pre-K – Kindergarten

Description: Ten Go Tango is a story that combines the concept of counting with a story of music and dancing animals. As the numbers progress 1 – 10, the appropriate number of animals is depicted doing different dance steps. Animals do dances such as the foxtrot, the rumba, and the twist.  The final number is a pull out spread with a large number of dancing animals.

Uses: Ten Go Tango is perfect for a toddler or preschool centered storytime focused on the concept of counting.  Teachers/librarians can teach children the different dances after the storytime, or during the storytime.

Review Sources:

Forecasts: Children’s Books. (2000). Publisher’s Weekly, 247(10):109.

Pierini, Rosalyn. (2000). Ten Go Tango. School Library Journal. 46(5):140.

Tags: dance, counting, animals,