A music-box ballerina jumps and twirls with enthusiasm, in Penny Harrison’s Dance with Me. Creative and fluid, dreamlike illustrations from Gwynneth Jones help turn a little girl’s room into a field of flowers, a sandy seaside, and a dense jungle as she grows into a distracted teenager who is no longer interested in swaying and swirling, much to the ballerina’s dismay. Lovely and nostalgic, the ballerina’s story continues even after the lid on the box is closed.
Pallas Gates McCorquodale
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