About the book: Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and she dances. She hears singing birds and she dances. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean’s knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy, and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage to share her talent with others and feel free?
My thoughts: Sweetly illustrated in a richness of color that is still soft and comforting. A shy little girl, Frances Dean, simply loves to move and to dance. But she is shy and self-conscious that others might see her.
Abundant with the accompanying birds who flock to her beautiful movements, she twirls and leaps and moves. But she stops because others are watching. Soon she learns that she can still dance and that others enjoy it.
This lovely and lively little book will strike home to the heart of the shy child helping them to understand it is o.k. to be shy and that they can overcome it.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Candlewick Press in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.