Mary is a little girl who loves to dance. She can twirl, jump, and pirouette. Her favorite things in the world are POLKA DOTS, and she really... really does not like stripes. Mary is surprised to learn about a special event coming soon, and she can't wait to show off everything she knows, even when it means outshining her cousin.
Perefct for your little dancer.
Mary, Queen of Dots is such a fun book, especially for children going through a competitive phase. The main character is headstrong, talented, and fearless. The illustrations were beautiful and I was so happy to see a pair of diverse ballerinas. Mary is very relatable for young kids, and sets a good example of overcoming differences.
Mary Queen of Dots beautifully conveys how we are better together because of our differences. It can start a conversation with young children about how we all have preferences and we can't let those get in the way of developing relationships with others who have different preferences. It can also start a conversation about healthy competition. I love that it features strong young characters of color, and that the illustrations are visually stunning.
This book contains a great message for kids on the importance of accepting another point of view. When your focus is too narrow, it can put limits on your experiences and relationships. Mary, Queen of Dots will help teach your child about being open to other perspectives and that it can be more fun and satisfying to share the spotlight.