Monday, February 2, 2015

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sip {Review & Giveaway}

ISBN: 978-0-7636-7306-2
About the book: Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and she dances. She hears singing birds and she dances. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean’s knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy, and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage to share her talent with others and feel free?

My thoughts: Sweetly illustrated in a richness of color that is still soft and comforting. A shy little girl, Frances Dean, simply loves to move and to dance. But she is shy and self-conscious that others might see her.

Abundant with the accompanying birds who flock to her beautiful movements, she twirls and leaps and moves. But she stops because others are watching. Soon she learns that she can still dance and that others enjoy it. 

This lovely and lively little book will strike home to the heart of the shy child helping them to understand it is o.k. to be shy and that they can overcome it.


GIVEAWAY: Candlewick Press has graciously agreed to provide one of Chat With Vera's readers a copy of the book of their choice from the following children's books I have recently reviewed. Check the reviews (linked to my review) and choose the book you'd most like to win. You'll have an opportunity to provide that information in your entry. Begins February 2 & ENDS February 25 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Candlewick Press in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.


  1. I was very shy growing up and finally forced myself to open up. I even went out for cheer-leading and got it and it helped me a lot. I am still shy but not to the extreme I used to be.

  2. I used to be very shy as a young child. It was only after graduation that I did better.


  3. I found you on booknificent. My daughter's love to dance and read about dancing. I will look for this book at my library. Thanks for the giveaway too! I was pretty shy growing up. I overcame it by forcing myself out of my comfort zone.

  4. My husband was a bit shy. He has overcome his shyness somewhat.

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  5. This likes like a really sweet story! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

  6. I overcame a lot of my shyness when I went from eighth grade to high school. I just decided I was going to hang out with more outgoing people and try to be more like them.

  7. My son was very shy and it was hard for him to make friends. We found some activities that helped him make new friends and he overcame it.
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  8. I'm 45 & still really shy, so unfortunately no :(

  9. Working with parents and children has helped me overcome some shyness, although I still prefer to be mostly introverted.

  10. I was a bit shy until I married into a family of 4 girls who were all outgoing :)

  11. Smile :D My daughter has overcome shyness. She was really shy when she was little and she has gotten so much better.

  12. I have always been shy but through the years I just force myself to overcome it and I think I have talked myself out of being shy anymore!!


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