Baby Danced the Polka

Baby Danced The Polka

Illustrator: Jennifer Plecas

It’s nap time on the farm. Baby is supposed to be sleeping. But instead…

While Papa shaved his whiskers,

And Mama washed her wig,

Baby danced the polka

With the polka-dotted…PIG!

This scenario repeats as, one by one, Baby dances with each of the stuffed animals in his crib: a pig, goat, cow, and sheep. Kids will build phonemic awareness as they guess what’s hidden behind the sturdy laminated flaps. In the end, Baby’s fancy footwork wins out, prompting Pa to get his fiddle, and Ma to put on her dancin’ shoes for the very best ol’ polka fest of all!

A great baby shower gift or preschool classroom addition! (Ages 2–5)


“By the time I got around to reading Baby Danced the Polka, I found that I’d been missing one of the hottest rhyming children’s writers alive today. Beaumont has a golden ear for fun and funny preschool comedy. Baby Danced the Polka is going to be deeply loved by scores and scores of children everywhere. If you know a small child who loves music and movement, this book’s a sure-fire hit.”

—E.R. Bird, top 500 reviewer

“A lift-the-flap picture book that has everything one wants for little kids: engaging rhyme, fun to read aloud, bright illustrations and anticipatory writing. Great fun!”

—Children’s Literature

“Beaumont’s rhymes roll perfectly off the tongue, making the story ideal for reading aloud. This tireless toddler and his toe-tapping is likely to dance his way into readers’ hearts.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A bright and lively bedtime selection.”

—School Library Journal

Mom and baby dance