Posted by Venus on Friday, October 3, 2014
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Frances Dean just loves to dance. She hears birds singing, feels the wind, and spends every waking moment dancing away. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean gets a becomes shy and she forgets how to dance. However, she soon unlocks the secret that allows her to dance even when others are watching.
Illustrated beautifully with pencil drawings and soft colors, I was completely drawn in by the movement of the story. The pictures danced on their own. The story itself was simple, but it is a universal story for the shy child. I don't know if I would introduce the idea that one should be ashamed of dancing to a effervescent child, but it is perfect for those with a bit of stage fright.