A pretty song on the radio causes a young girl to ask her Dad for a dance. The magic of the dance twirls them out of the kitchen to the world beyond.
The tale is musical, there are more pictures than words.
The cadence can get repetitive, and at times it seems to stall and awkward for reading aloud.
Daughter-daddy tales are normally a big hit, as is anything that suggests dancing. This one hasn't caught on. Even after nearly a dozen reads, it hasn't attracted much attention.
The premise is great and the dance is very sweet. It seemed to be a perfect title for a Father's Day present. The illustrations are excellent for suggesting a dance.
The poetry used to describe the dance creates a song that helps carry the tale along.
You won't learn dance moves with this story, but it will reinforce the idea of the importance of spending time as a family doing things together.
9 to 11
3 to 8
Started reading with child at 2½ years old.
This can go either way. Because the sentiment is in the right place, it's probably not a bad investment for $7.00