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Summary: A pretty song on the radio causes a young girl to ask her Dad for a dance. The magic of the dance twirls them out of the kitchen to the world beyond. The poetry used to describe the dance creates a song that helps carry the tale along.
Type of Reading: Family reading, Playtime reading, read aloud
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 11
Interest Level: 3 to 6
Reading Level: 3.2
Age of Child: Started reading with child at 2½ years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Daughter-daddy tales are normally a big hit, as is anything that suggests dancing. This one hasn't caught on. Even after nearly a dozen reads, it hasn't attracted much attention.
Adult Reader Reaction: The premise is great and the dance is very sweet. It seemed to be a perfect title for a Father's Day present. The illustrations are excellent for suggesting a dance.
Pros: The tale is musical, there are more pictures than words.
Cons: The cadence can get repetitive, and at times it seems to stall and awkward for reading aloud.
Borrow or Buy: This can go either way. Because the sentiment is in the right place, it's probably not a bad investment for $7.00