Mia and the Daisy Dance by Robin Farley
Illustrated by Olga Ivanov, Aleksey Ivanov
Level My First I Can Read! – Ballet
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: April 3, 2012
Mia links arms with a friend for a special spring dance in her third I Can Read book.
Mia’s dance class is putting on their first show! Each dancer will perform her own special part, and Mia can’t wait to practice. The dance is going to be perfect! But when Mia’s friend Anna leaves class early without learning her part, Mia begins to worry. Will Anna be able to dance at the show? Together, Mia and Anna learn that sometimes it’s not about the end result, but the fun of learning with a friend that’s important.
Now as a fan, I look forward to read about Mia and her dance class again. This time we get to learn about how every part in a recital is important, but that sometimes it is the journey to get there that is more important. Mia is the ultimate friend helping her friend Anna and they all have fun along the way. Mia shows how to be a caring and concerned friend while learning her own steps in time for the recital. Learning to read while learning valuable lessons on building confidence and friendships is very grand.
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Robin Farley is a NYC-based children’s book editor. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.