Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Danza’s Message

Title: Danza’s Message
Author: Karen Kilpatrick
Publisher: Nina Charles LLC
Pages: 22
Genre: Children’s
Format: Paperback/Kindle 

Playing and dancing, you’re a star! Listen to Danza: Beautiful is what you are! Danza and her friends are silly and sweet. Playing before the mirror, they are reminded of just how special they are. Parents and children alike can relate to this valuable book about self-esteem and self-acceptance. Written in rhythmic and memorable rhyme, this is a fun book to either read aloud or give to early readers. Winner of Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award.

My Review: 
My son and I adored this book. The messages in this small little book is profound. In an age that is so self centered it is nice to see a children's book that promotes doing for others, building each other up and being a good friend. Beauty is found from within and that is something every parent tries to drive home to their kids.We will all have something about ourselves we dont really like, but we should focus on all the beauty we do have on the outside yes, but more importantly on the inside.  Too often girls look in the mirror and hate what they see. Comparing themselves to other girls instead of basking in their differences as beauty within itself. 

I appreciated the thick pages that make this book durable and long lasting. The images were lovely and really helped capture the soul of this book. The author uses bright, bold, multi-size words that make this book easy for kids to read and visually appealing. In the back of the book you get a link that you an watch animate stories and videos from the Pumkinheads that were amazing. This book is wonderful and well worth the small price tag attached to it. I know this book is aimed at girls, but my son loved it and it opened up a great discussion for recognizing beauty in different ways, where we should be seeking beauty etc. SO glad I got the opportunity to review this one!

About the Author:
Karen Kilpatrick is the author and co-illustrator of the award winning children’s books series, Pumpkinheads® (Carmin Cares, Ella’s Toys, Love Monster Lulu, Sage’s Song and Danza’s Message). She currently is working on new Pumpkinheads® titles and other books for children. Karen also writes adult short stories, and is a winning author in the Florida Writer’s Association’s collection contest, with her short story, The Envelope, published October 2014. She lives with her husband and three children in Parkland, Florida. To learn more about Pumpkinheads ® books and for fun art activities, games, and stories, you can visit

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I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of  Pump Up Your Books Review Crew.

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