Saturday, April 21, 2007

Review: To Dance

OK, so I'm really behind on reviews. In fact, this one is from the Cybils awards (which were in December!). Hope you enjoy it anyway... :-)

Siena was born to dance. At six years old she began to take dance lessons in Puerto Rico, before moving to New York. There she is accepted to the American School of Ballet, where she learns the new heights that dancing can take her. Follow Siena’s journey through the world of ballet, as this ballerina pens the memoirs of her childhood.

This beautiful graphic novel will appeal to both younger children and any person who has participated in the world of dance. The text (based on the actual events of the author) is simple, yet beautiful and makes a wonderful accompaniment to the lovely watercolor illustrations. It’s not very long, but just reading this book made me want to be a ballerina. These days, its often hard to find books that focus on the positive of the world of dancing. This book not only does that, but it shares that joy that comes from dancing with all its readers. Perfect for any dancer, check out To Dance!

Shady Glade Rating: 8/10

1 comment:

Erin said...

This was such a lovely little book!