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. | Tour dates: Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021
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.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This was a whimsical tale, but there was a good moral to it.
In Dragon's Don't Dance Ballet, although the downside to a dragon dancing ballet is very real, the upside is when one does their very best, he/she can still prevail!
The water color, cartoon-like illustration by Eric Afuso, was colorfully okay. it will surely catch the attention of the very young child.
I offer a Four Stars rating for the book.
This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
DRAGON'S DON'T DANCE
Auditions are scary. For anyone who has ever pursued a role in a play, tried to earn a spot in a singing group,or had to deliver a speech in front of a classroom of peers, you know that flighty, nervous feeling that seems to settle into your belly and make your kneecaps jiggle. Being able to perform under pressure is a skill that everyone should learn, but lots of us do everything to avoid!
Sometimes all we need is an encouraging friend to help us through these nerve-jangling times. In Dragon’s Don’t Dance Ballet, not only does Esmerelda have to perform under pressure, but she has to prove that her unique qualities are a boon to the show instead of a hazard. With her friend, Harold, she does just that, and luckily the director is a creative thinker, too!
When my youngest was 13 he wanted to audition for a summer musical theatre troupe that one of his older brothers had participated in for many years. He got cold feet when will pulled into the driveway, but I made him buck up and go for it—he may not have been too happy with me in the moment, but boy was he happy that summer! And the next time he had to audition for something, his feet didn’t get so cold. Now auditions are a piece of cake for him and it’s mom who has the quaking nerves waiting for the cast list. Encourage your children through difficult tasks and you’ll create resilient children who encourage others!
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 faires 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.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.
connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads
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