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What We're Reading: Deer Dancer

Book ReviewsMegan PeronaComment

Deer Dancer by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Lauren Singer

I was so excited for this book to arrive and reading it my jaw dropped open at how lovely it was! While playing in the forest, a little girl meets a deer and feels inspired to dance. Remembering advice from her Nona, a ballet teacher, she readies herself. She holds her head as if she were “wearing antlers.” She “listens with her cheekbones.” She bows her antlers in greeting and so does the deer. She begins to dance, then the deer dances too! Beautiful. A simple, sweet homage to the inspiration found in nature. Great pick for ages 4-7!

-Chrissy

Illustration from by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Lauren Singer