Dancing With Daddy

Summary:

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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The tale is musical, there are more pictures than words.

Content Awareness Factors:

The cadence can get repetitive, and at times it seems to stall and awkward for reading aloud.


Little Kid Reaction

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.

Big Kid Reaction

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.

Type of Book:
The poetry used to describe the dance creates a song that helps carry the tale along.
Educational Themes:
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.
Reading Level:
3.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 11
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child at 2½ years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
This can go either way. Because the sentiment is in the right place, it's probably not a bad investment for $7.00

Title Dancing with Daddy
Author Willy Welch
Publisher Charlesbridge © 2009
Illustrators Liza Woodruff
ISBN 1580890784
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Music
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