Disclaimer: I received this e-book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: The School Dance Show
Author: Genna Rowbotham
Book Series: Standalone
Recommended For…: children, beginning readers, contemporary
Publication Date: October 25, 2021
Genre: Children’s Contemporary
Recommended Age: 5+ (violence)
Explanation of CWs: Slight violence due to MC pushing another child.
Publisher: Adventure Scape Press
Synopsis: A short story about friendship, forgiveness and the courage to shine – perfect for young children who love to dance!
Best friends, Libby and Mia both want to be the star of the school dance show – but there is only one place.
Who will it be?
And will it destroy their close friendship?
As disastrous events unfold, and the big day finally arrives for the year 4 performance, will either of the girls get their wish?
Review: For the most part I liked this book. It was a sweet little tale about how when you work together and when you are honest with your feelings then you can accomplishment so much more. The book was wonderfully written and had some cute illustrations. The message was also pretty well done and it would be a good book for a child to be read to or a good beginning book.
The only issue I had with the book is that I wish that the main character got more of a punishment from pushing the child down. It kind of gave an air of that she could get away with it and was rewarded for it in the end. I think that it was great the child was talked to about the issue and why she pushed the other child, but it just bugged me a little.
Verdict: It’s a good book!