The Fairy Dancers: Dancing Days
Natalie Jane Prior
ABC Books, 2017
48pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
Every Saturday, with a hop, a skip, and a magical twirl, Mia, Emma and Grace (with a little help from Mia’s dachshund, Coco) put on their dancing shoes and turn into Fairy Dancers. First introduced in 2015 with The Fairy Dancers, this is the second volume which brings the three friends together in three stories perfect for young readers and aspiring ballerinas.
Starting with a sleepover at Miss Ashleigh’s house where Emma is concerned about sleeping away from home; then a story where the girls have to dance with boys; and finally an adventure with Santa, this is a great way to build the bridge into reading longer “chapter books” independently. Each story is short and complete in its own right and there are plenty of gentle illustrations that both illuminate and break up the text .
One for the budding ballerinas and perfect to pop in the Christmas stocking.