Wednesday, February 4, 2009

NO THANKS BUT I'D LOVE TO DANCE!



WE ARE ENJOYING BOOKS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY THIS WEEK ON MY BLOG

NO THANKS BUT I'D LOVE TO DANCE!
by Jackie Reimer

REVIEW
No Thanks, But I'd Love To Dance! is a charming little story with a subtle message. The delightful Belle and her Grandma Bee are memorable characters built around a serious real-life situation - how Belle comes to make the decision that she is never going to smoke and the humorous way in which she is going to respond to any boy who tries to get her to.

While the book is aimed at the younger reader, older readers will also no doubt find it enjoyable because of the witty pictures and narrative. It is a lot easier to decide not to smoke in the first place than to try to quit. This book has more than just the potential to become a favorite bedtime read. It may also result in a happier, healthier life for its young reader. ....Allie Anders


SYNPOSIS
Belle is a six-year-old girl who is best friends forever with her Grandma Bee. One of the things they share is a love for dancing. They love, love, love, love, love to dance. Belle's Grandma Bee is faced with having to use oxygen because of her choice to smoke when she was younger. Belle finds humor and fun as she makes the choice to dance instead of smoke.

4 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

Good way to get the message across. Hopefully, if they learn that when they're young, it will carry over to later years.

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Marvin D. Wilson said...

Love the cover - made ME wanna get up and dance! (smile)

Mayra Calvani said...

Great review, Shari! I love the cover, it's really cute.

Joy said...

Great story line. I like the approach used to help teach children about the dangers of smoking.

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