Brilliantly subtle and spot-on… A charmer.
Once Upon a Dance and Leah Irby’s delightful latest in the Dance-It-Out series celebrates the arts and creativity, while inciting the love of gardening. Eka and her family are excited to start a new garden. As vegetables begin to grow, Eka notices some of the vegetables are missing. Will Eka find a way to save her garden? The authors’ crisp prose deftly balances the main storyline with Ballerina Konora’s dance lessons, bringing whimsy to a familiar story. As Eka and her family work their way through gardening, Konora glides across the pages, inviting youngsters to tiptoe, leap, roll, squat, jump among others physical activities through her ballet positions. Her dance movements correspond with the family’s gardening movements. Cristian Gheorghita’s playful, animated illustrations enchant readers, immersing them in the authors’ vivid imagination. This will have readers picking up their garden gloves to carry out some serious gardening work.
Eka and the Elephants
A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story for Young Movers
(Dance-It-Out! Creative Movement Stories for Young Movers)
Once Upon a Dance (Author), Leah Irby (Author), Cristian Gheorghita (Illustrator)
Pub date June 2, 2022
Price $24.99 (USD) Hardcover, $7.99 Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition