McDonough, Alison

Do the Hokey Pokey

(4) 4-6 Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic. Fifth-grader Brendan's mother (a disc jockey who can do the hokey pokey, chicken dance, and macarena) is a colossal source of embarrassment to her son. And now she's been hired to deejay at his school's Music and Munchies Night. McDonough's story, though anticlimactic, is fast paced with likable characters. Urbanovic's cartoony spot illustrations are appropriately goofy.


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