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Book Title: Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Vinal Publishing
Release date: December 8, 2020
Content Rating: G for everyone
Esmeralda Dragon works the spotlight at the Metropolitan Ballet,
but what she really wants to do is dance. Encouraged by her friend
Harold to audition, Esmeralda takes a leap of faith only to discover
that she doesn’t quite fit in with the other ballerinas. But Esmerelda
isn’t ready to give up–and neither is Harold! Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet
is a whimsical picture book that challenges body image expectations and
encourages little ones to go for their dreams.
This is a cute book that has a very important message.
Esmeralda Dragon works at the Metropolitan Ballet, working the spotlight. What she really wants to do though is to be a ballerina.
Every night after the show she practices her dancing and she keeps getting better and better. Harold the janitor suggests she audition for the ballet. Esmeralda thinks about this but isn’t sure. She wonders if she’s good enough and if it would be possible for a bigger dragon to be allowed to dance in the Ballet.
The book addresses body image and taking a chance when you are afraid you might not succeed. It is also about supporting your friends.
This would be a great book for preschoolers and kindergartner’s. It will hopefully give them the courage to do what they are excited about or have a passion for even if they are afraid.
The illustrations are vibrant and I love the color choices. I think both adults and children will love this book.
I received a free copy of this book for this tour
My thoughts are my honest opinion
Meet the Author: Jennifer Carson lives in Michigan with her husband, four sons and many furry friends. She grew up on a steady diet of Muppet movies and Renaissance fairies and would occasionally be caught reading under the blankets with a flashlight.
Besides telling tales, Jennifer likes to create fantasy creatures and characters and publishes her own sewing patterns. Her artwork and patterns can be seen online at thedragoncharmer.com.
Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including:
Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.
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