SCARLETT, STARLET by Emma Quay (ABC Books)

Scarlett, Starlet

Emma Quay

ABC Books

Scarlett loved to dance, and her house was always filled with rhythm. Her parents would clap along, and Little Jazzy Jo-Jo's paws would tap-tap-tap in time.

But when Scarlett's dreams of dancing on a real stage finally come true, will she find her own rhythm?  Will she shine like a star? From the bestselling creator of Rudie Nudie comes a gorgeous new picture book for every child who dreams of the stage.

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This is a gorgeous celebration of all things that performance for young children should be about; sparkle; diversity; the sheer delight of performing for an audience; little focus on ability; lots of focus on fun and children knowing that somewhere out there in the audience are people who are glowing with pride, just for them.
Highly Recommended and another of Emma Quay’s creations that shines brightly.
This is a truly gorgeous, romping, feel-good tale... Quay’s divine imagery – both full page and vignette – is charm personified, with a high-kicking colour palette and linework to make any reader smile. Great characters, warmth, action and fun – Scarlett, Starlet is quite simply a feel-good tale that smacks of Classic.
— KIDS BOOK REVIEW, November 2015
The vibrant illustrations of this joyful book virtually leap off the page into your lap as Scarlett dances around the house to the rhythm of her dog, Jazzy Jo-Jo’s tap tapping toes. This exuberant book oozes emotion – joy, love, uncertainty, fear, excitement, anticipation, pride … right down to the doting parents. Written in tight prose, each word of this book is polished till it shines. The inclusiveness here is one of the delights of the story – recognition that all children can shine, and are stars in the eyes of their parents, which is all that’s important. No cut-throat competition world here – just delight in the dance.
Quay has tapped into the joy of dance and performance that would resonate in households around the world.
— READING TIME, December 2015