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Longtime Greenwich Schools teacher and instructional coach Valerie Bolling’s debut children’s book is titled Let’s Dance! The picture book is scheduled to be published on March 3.
The book, which is intended for children age 3-7, celebrates dances from around the world and the diverse children who enjoy them.
Inspired by her nieces who were 2 and 4 years old in 2017 when she wrote her first draft, Bolling said that like most young children they love to dance.
“They dance while brushing their teeth. You turn on music and they start to move,” she said.
The book has just 60 words, but telling a story in so few words is harder than it seems.
“It’s a misconception that because children’s books are short that they are easy to write,” Bolling explained. “But you have to be precise with the language you use. Every single word counts. And rhyming is even more challenging.”
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Read more about Valerie in our recent Quest Magazine article.