Book Review & Giveaway: Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson

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.


Book Description:

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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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Esmerelda Dragon isn’t your typical ballerina but when Harold encourages her to try out, he gives her the encouragement she needs. Even when the other ballerinas think that she’s failed, she learns that Harold was right.

What a fun book to read! The illustrations are vibrant and children will enjoy watching Esmerelda as she seems to dance off the pages. The story is sweet as well and teaches children that they should go for their dreams and that being different isn’t just okay, it can be great!

I definitely recommend Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet, and I can’t wait to read this to my grandson!

About 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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