Betsy Bird knows all there is to know about kids and books. She is the New York Public Library’s youth collections specialist, she writes a blog hosted by School Library Journal, and has served on the Newbery Medal committee. Now Betsy Bird has written a children’s book of her own, Giant Dance Party.
In this rollicking picture book, a group of giants shows up at Lexy’s door wanting dance lessons. After some initial hesitation, Lexy is happy to teach them, and her dance classes end with all her students—as well as Lexy herself—overcoming their fears and putting on a boogying performance.
Brandon Dorman, an award-winning artist whose work can be found in The Wizard, and on the covers of Fablehaven and Goosebumps, brings the giants and their dance moves to life with his full-color illustrations.
Giants can't dance!
When Lexy takes on the task
of teaching a gaggle of giants
to dance, well, you can expect
one giant dance party. Of course it doesn't start out
that way. But as Lexy and
her giants prove . . . where
there is a will, there is a
way. Where there is imagination, there is a way. Where there is perseverance, there is a way. Where there
is friendship, there is a way!
Absolutely anyone can dance.
And everyone in this book does!