Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison have teamed up for the first time to capture the rhythm of the neighborhood. Connie has been writing since she was a young girl and is inspired every day by the big sounds and bright colors of the world around her. I Got the Rhythm is her first picture book. Frank works as a fine artist and is a National Book Award finalist and an NAACP Image Award-winning illustrator of many books for children including Our Children Can Soar and Jazzy Miz Mozetta, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. Connie and Frank live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their five children.
“The driving beat of debut author Schofield-Morrison’s narrative is likely to have readers bouncing and tapping right along with her . . . An upbeat celebration of the senses, self-expression, and camaraderie.” —Publishers Weekly“The bright palette and vibrant tones of Morrison’s loosely painted illustrations echo the energy of the text nicely . . . the book begs readers to sing and move along with this little dancer.” — Booklist
“For a storytime that will get bodies rocking, fingers popping, and rhythm flowing.” — Library Media Connection
“The little girl at the center of it all is wholly likable in her joyful approach . . . This will work well in an interactive storytime for preschoolers, as listeners are invited to shake and stomp along with the happy protagonist.” — BCCB
“Ready made for storytime, Schofield-Morrison’s text pulses with a beat of its own and practically demands audiences to clap along . . . The urban setting and varied cast of characters make this title particularly valuable, showcasing diversity as an integral part of everyday life.” — School Library Journal