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Dragons Don't Dance Ballet

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages

Genre:  Children’s Picture Book

Publisher:  Vinal Publishing

Release date:   December 8, 2020

Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

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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Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson is a really cute but kinda different book because Esmeralda the dragon really wants to dance Ballet. But she is a dragon. She is bigger than all of the other ballet dancers, she towers over them and she will get in their way. But Howard the janitor knows just how Esmeralda can dance because he watches her every night after her job is finished working the spotlight at City Ballet. And he encourages Esmeralda to try out. But it seems to not go so well. But you really need to get a copy of this sweet and beautiful book to read for yourself and see what happens.

Jennifer Carson does such an awesome job of writing this special book. I love the story because it is teaching children that they can do anything they want to do, and encourages the try whatever it is they want to do. Even when other don’t agree, or don’t think they are qualified, teach your child to go for and set their minds to do what they want. The illustrations by Eric Afuso are amazing and captures the tone of the story so well. The colors are absolutely beautiful and the characters are the most adorable. I just love and adore Esmerelda! The hardcover book with its dust jacket is very good quality. I love everything about this book and will be keeping it for my new grandaughter! Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet is a special book that belongs in every daycare, preschool and elementary school library. And it would make the most adorable book for your child’s library. I encourage you to check this book out. And this one gets a solid Five Stars from me. Wish I could give it more. I sure hope you and your child/children will love this book as much as I do.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Author: Jennifer Carson

Book: Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet

Author Guest blog:

Perseverance. It is defined as “persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”

Perseverance is one of the best things we can teach our kids, along with imaginative thinking, and these are two things that I believe are missing in the public educational system today.

When common core became the program of every public school in the United States, teachers lost the time to encourage creativity. When we don’t have imaginative thinkers, people who can think out of the box, then we lose the ability to come up with new solutions to problems and for children who never struggled, the gift of “sticking to something until you get it right” is never received.

I didn’t set out to write a book with the message of persistence and creative thinking, but it is just one of the lovely messages that can be gleaned from Esmerelda’s story. Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet, is a love note to all the unique people in the world who bang their drum to their own beat and might just sing a little off-key.

Meet the Author:

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

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


Tour Schedule:

Jan 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway

Jan 18 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway

Jan 19 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway

Jan 19 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway

Jan 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Jan 21 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway

Jan 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

Jan 25 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / guest post / giveaway

Jan 25 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview

Jan 26 – Instagram: All Booked Up Reviews – book review

Jan 26 – Reading is My Passion – book review

Jan 26 – One Frugal Girl – book review

Jan 27 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway

Jan 27 – Amy’s Booket List – book review / giveaway

Jan 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Jan 29 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway

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Feb 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway

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