Emma and her Pop are tap-dancing pals. They dig-shuffle-chug through town and put on a clickety-clacking tip-tapping show every year for Emma’s birthday. But Pop starts forgetting things, even Emma’s birthday. And he stops dancing. Can Emma help Pop’s feet remember how to dance?
What People are Saying
Camarillo Writer Weaves a Captivating Children’s Tale: A good picture book needs rhythmic vocabulary, illustrations that complement the story line and characters that capture the hearts of young and old alike. Tip-Tap Pop by Camarillo author Sarah Lynn, filled with Valeria Docampo’s bright, cheerful illustrations, has all those ingredients and more.” – Jo Ellen Heil, Literary Happenings with Ventura County Star
“… there is a tender sweetness in this title, as a young girl finds a way to reconnect with her beloved grandfather through their shared love of dancing. Pop taught Emma to tap dance before she could talk. The love of music and dancing joyfully springs from each double-page spread…” – Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2010
“…Short text and attention-grabbing words combine with colorful gouache and pencil illustrations. The passage of time is reflected through birthday cakes and changing appearances. Emma’s pink dresses stand out against the greens and blues on the pages, as does a lovable pup that is never far from her side or Pop’s. With Docampo’s inclusion of a gramophone, bowties, and suspenders, Tip-Tap Pop has a nostalgic feel and leisurely pace.” – School Library Journal, September 2010