Perfect Picture Book Friday
Let’s Dance! (Boyds Mill & Kane, 2020) by Valerie Bolling and illustrated by Maine Diaz has recently danced out into the market. I love the simplicity of the rhythmic language contrasting with the beautiful details in the illustrations that together highlight different types of dances. It’s very difficult to pick a favorite spread.
There’s breakdance, West Africa’s kuku, line dance, Cuba’s cha-cha, ballet, Irish step dance, and more. This book will introduce children (and perhaps their parents) to dancers from around the world in such a fun way.
Even Valerie Bolling’s bio starts with rhythm–read it here. This is the author’s first picture book.
Illustrator Maine Diaz shares an online portfolio here (two pages, so click another icon on her page as well) and her bio here.
6 thoughts on “Let’s Dance!”
And, just found this interview of the author also posted this week: https://susannahill.com/2020/03/03/tuesday-debut-presenting-valerie-bolling/
Thank you for sharing another interview, Sue. I’ve been fortunate to have many bloggers, like you, willing to interview me, and all of the interviews are on my website: http://valeriebolling.com/media.html.
Oh, Joy! Love the idea of LET’S DANCE 😀
Thank you, Mirka! If you have young people in your life, I hope they like it. Now that students are distance learning, Let’s Dance! provides the perfect movement break!
Have read several enthusiastic reviews of this book. Love the action.
Thank you for your comment, Patricia! I hope that you and others will write a review, too, if you like the book.
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