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Picture Book Ages 4–7
List Price: $22.95 CAD / $18.95 USD
Hardcover with dust jacket & reinforced trade binding
Trim Size: 10 x 9 inches / 25.4 x 22.86 cm
Publication Date: March 29, 2022
Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services
Rights Available: World ex. North America
The award-winning creator of the Giraffe and Bird books introduces Dotty the dancing dachshund to celebrate the gifts of those who struggle to “sit” and “stay”
Dotty the dachshund knows she was born to dance ballet. When told to sit, she does a plié. Asked to stay, she does an assemblé. Fed up with Dotty’s lack of discipline, Mrs. Austere sends her to the Canine School of Obedience, but Dotty just can’t seem to learn. Heartbroken, the little dog flees to the park—where an unexpected new friend is waiting. Could he know the secret to helping Dotty dance out her dreams with her own kind of discipline?
In Ballewiena, author-illustrator Rebecca Bender, creator of the award-winning Giraffe and Bird books, introduces a new volume of animal hi-jinks. Tucked into the witty language and amusing antics is a perceptive note of encouragement for anyone who was made for activity in a world that expects stillness.