Sunday, November 13, 2016

QuartoKids Children's Book Review & Giveaway: FOOTLOOSE (Kenny Loggins)

Footloose Covers

Book: Footloose
Author: Kenny Loggins
Illustrator: Tim Bowers
Hardcover, 28 pages

Publish Date: October 11th 2016
Publisher: MoonDance Press, imprint of Quarto Publishing

Have a rockin' time introducing children to Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins himself. Features a bonus CD with the new children's "Footloose," performed by Kenny Loggins.
Time to cut loose! Have a rockin' time introducing children to the fun of Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins. As a zookeeper named Jack joins the zoo animals in an all-night dance party, this new original story from Loggins is sure to get your feet moving. Little ones will love the cast of characters, including the rockin' chimp Louise ("Geez, Louise"), Mister DJ Elephant, the lemur Marie ("Oo Wee, Marie"), Milo the wombat, Luke the funkiest cat in the zoo, and so many more rocking, bopping, boogeying, tangoing, shaking, rattling and rolling animals!To add to the fun, the book includes a CD with new recordings by Kenny Loggins. Kids and parents can sing along to the classic hit with new lyrics, as well as a three-song medley families will love.

Kenny Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, has won two Grammy® Awards, and co-wrote the book The Unimaginable Life: Lessons Learned on the Path of Love. His songs have been hits over the last four decades, including “This Is It,” “I’m Alright,” “Footloose,” “Danger Zone,” and so many more. In addition to his string of successful recordings, both solo and as a member of the famed duo Loggins & Messina, Kenny became the first major rock star to dedicate himself to recording music for children and families. His album Return to Pooh Corner remains the best-selling children’s album of the last 20 years. Kenny, who reunited with Jim Messina in 2009, currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA.

Dean Pitchford, an American songwriter, screenwriter, director, actor, and novelist, has won an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, as well as being nominated for three additional Oscars, two more Golden Globes, eight Grammy Awards and two Tony Awards. His books, stage shows and movies have earned an international following, and his songs have sold over 70 million records.

About the Illustrator: 

Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 35 children’s books, including the New York Times best-seller Dream Big, Little Pig!, written by Kristi Yamaguchi, and Dinosaur Pet, written by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka. Although Tim grew up around unusual pets, including his grandparents’ squirrel monkey and a singing African grey parrot, he never had pets that would dance. But he definitely wanted them to. He and his wife live in Granville, Ohio.

"All the animals are watching'
to see if everybody's gone.
Gettin' ready to party,
they're gonna be dancin' till the dawn."

Footloose is such a fun, upbeat children's book that is perfect for any age! Parents can read this adorable book to their kids and enjoy it as well! Everyone knows the everyone can sing along! 

I love that the illustrations in Footloose are bright, colorful, and vivid which really grabs the readers attention. The fun, rhyming story line will keep everyone's attention! Kids will love that all the animals are laughing, smiling and dancing throughout the entire book and that everyone is just having a blast! 

Footloose also contains a CD copy of the song to go along with the book which keeps kids singing and dancing while enjoying this fun engaging book! Footloose is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's faces and have kids singing ..."Now everybody cut FOOTLOOSE!!!"

P.S. The giraffe's are my FAV!!


“Loggins invites readers to ‘slip on their dancin’ shoes’ and join a rowdy cast of animals who show off several dancing styles....a fun way for parents and grandparents to ‘cut footloose’ with a new generation.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“full-bleed double-page spreads are appropriately kinetic and playful... ‘Slip on your dancin’ shoes,’ indeed.”~ Kirkus Reviews

“A natural fit for kids. Irrepressibly bouncy with slingshotting verses and a shout-worthy chorus”~ Booklist


One winner will receive a copy of Footloose
 (Kenny Loggins)


  1. You're playing so cool, obeying every rule.

  2. You're playing so cool obeying every rule.

  3. You're playing so cool, obeying every rule.

  4. Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose...

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