Release Date: March 12th, 2019
About the Book: A picture book star is born! Diana is struggling in school. She’s bored. She can’t concentrate. And she really doesn’t like math. Diana visits the doctor after her mother receives a call from a concerned school teacher, but the family doctor finds nothing amiss. It’s only when Diana hears the soft musical notes filling the psychologist’s office that her body begins swaying rhythmically and the correct diagnosis can be made: Diana is a dancer!
Rating: 3 stars
# of Pages: 40
Age Range: 5+
I thought this book was really cute! I’ve taken ballet since I was 7 years old and I love finding books about it because there aren’t many that I’ve seen (*whispers* If you know of any, let me know!). The artwork was really awesome in this book, too!
I’m honestly not sure if I got the age range right, but I figured around 5 because the language is a bit more advanced in this book. I feel like there are a lot of things that would have to be explained by someone older just because of the terminology that’s used. At least, I don’t think most young kids know what a psychologist is, or would understand why someone would have to go to the doctor because they were bored in school. That being said, I do think this book is a very good opening for discussions about things like this since children will most likely ask questions about different things within this book.
All-in-all, this book had a really cute story and, while it seems like it would be a bit harder for children to understand, I think the intentions behind it are a great way to teach children that it’s okay to need help focusing in school and introduce dance to children who may not have had an interest in it before!