Saturday, 8 September 2012
Tango Tangle (Strictly Come Dancing 1) by Chloe Medley
Along with many more thousands I am looking forward to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. I have heard that the Tracy Beaker actress, Dani Harmer, will be part of this years line up and I think that this will bring a new audience to the show, the younger children. I know my daughter is already asking to stay up and watch it, and I think these books will become very popular in the run up to Christmas (I know it is only September, sorry for mentioning that word so early).
The book follows a girl who auditions for the Strictly Dance Academy. The story is very true to life and the story includes the highs and lows of dance auditions which I think makes it stands out as a good book for children to read, not just having a story where everything goes right for the main character.
There are great illustrations throughout the story which accompany it well. They are beautifully drawn. There are also added extras in the book - each book (this is book one in the series) has a piece about one of the professional Strictly dancers - this one includes a piece about Flavia.
This is a great accompaniment to the popular television show and I am sure this will be a popular series. I would recommend it to any young fans of the show or to any junior dancers - it could be read by readers age 7+ or could be a bedtime story, read to by their peers.
I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.