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Book Review and Giveaway: Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by, Jennifer Carson

Thank you to iRead Tours for introducing me to Jennifer Carson and her book Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet. I really love this book and the wonderful message that it sends to everyone, young and old. Check out my review here and then see the guest post by the author in a separate post.


Esmeralda Dragon works the spotlight at the Metropolitan Ballet, but what she really wants to do is dance. Encouraged by her friend Harold to audition, Esmeralda takes a leap of faith only to discover that she doesn’t quite fit in with the other ballerinas. But Esmerelda isn’t ready to give up–and neither is Harold! Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet is a whimsical picture book that challenges body image expectations and encourages little ones to go for their dreams.

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Thank you to iRead Book Tours and the author for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Dragon’s Don’t Dance Ballet by, Jennifer Carson is such a sweet book! There’s so much going on in there I don’t know where to begin. From the adorable brightly-colored illustrations to the numerous teachable moments, this book really has it all! Readers of all ages will enjoy and learn with Dragon’s Don’t Dance Ballet and they will have a good time doing it!

Teachable moments/topics include:

  • How to be a good friend
  • Positive body image
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Believing in yourself
  • Acceptance of others

I highly recommend this book and look forward to sharing it with all the people, young and old, in my life.

I give this sweet book 5 Sips!

Jennifer Carson lives in Michigan with her husband, four sons and many furry friends. She grew up on a steady diet of Muppet movies and Renaissance faires and would occasionally be caught reading under the blankets with a flashlight. Besides telling tales, Jennifer likes to create fantasy creatures and characters and publishes her own sewing patterns. Her artwork and patterns can be seen online at thedragoncharmer.com.

Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including: Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including: Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.

connect with the author:  website ~ facebook ~ goodreads


Autographed copy of DRAGONS DON’T DANCE BALLET (USA only) (1 winner)

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