Giant Dance Party by author Betsy Bird and illustrator Brandon Dorman
Age Range: 4-8 years
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
A precocious youngster named Lexy decides to give up dancing and become a dance teacher in this picture book. While she loves to dance, her stage fright prevents her from showing her talent when on stage in recitals. Being a dance teacher would allow her to enjoy dance without dancing on stage. She advertises for clients but nobody enrolls. Just as she is about to ditch her dance teacher dream, five blue furry giants appear and ask for lessons. At first Lexy is apprehensive but they persuade her to take them on as dance students. Each one learns a different dance. The day comes when Lexy’s students are ready for a recital. Once they are on stage, a problem that Lexy is all too familiar with attacks the giants. Thank goodness Lexy knows exactly what to do! My Book Eyes likes Lexy’s problem solving. The illustrations of the giants are adorable.