The Dancing Clock by Steve Metzger

A fun rhyming tale that celebrates a famous landmark is what you’ll find in The Dancing Clock by Steve Metzger.

Every hour the Delacorte Clock in Central Park chimes and the merry band of animals performs for the crowd. From his home in the zoo, Milo the monkey wants to join in and do the dance, but his friends just want to play. When the zookeeper forgets to the lock the gate to the monkey house, Milo sets out on his adventure and learns a great lesson too.

From the author of The Ice Cream King, comes a rolicking, rhyming story of one monkey’s adventurous trip outside his home. This is a splendid story that your three- to seven-year-old is sure to enjoy.  Just as imaginative as Metzger’s The Ice Cream King, The Dancing Clock will captivate readers with its rhymes and wonderful artwork. John Abbott Nez is the artist for this one. I don’t recall ever seeing anything else by him, but I would definitely be on the lookout for more books he’s provided artwork for. He captures New York City and Central Park so well. We just visited the city last weekend, so I felt right at home as I scanned these illustrations.

I don’t often comment on book design or fonts, but I liked the total package here. The inside front and back covers contain illustrations from inside the zoo, including the Delacorte Clock. The selected font (I’m not cetain what it is) adds to the whimsy of the story.  The final page of the book includes facts about the Delacorte Clock, which parents will like, and kids will find fascinating.

I highly recommend The Dancing Clock by Steve Metzger and look forward to his next book.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher:Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10:1589251008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589251007
  • SRP:  $12.95

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for this review.


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