Review By Veronica

Amy Wu and the Ribbon Dance is a charming story perfect for reading aloud.

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Amy Wu loves to move. From wriggling to shimmying to toe-tapping, she just can’t keep still, not when there’s music all around her! So when Amy sees Chinese ribbon dancing for the first time, she has to try it out. Only, how can she throw the perfect dance party when she doesn’t have the perfect ribbon for her dance?

A special story from Mom may be just the thing to get Amy moving to the music again.

I’ve absolutely adored Kat Zhang’s Amy Wu books. They always have a delightful and charming story, and the illustrations are always vibrant. Amy Wu and the Ribbon Dance is a great next installment in this series. The story is sweet and short, perfect for those little ones that tend to get ants in their pants from sitting too long. This is a wonderful book to read aloud with a big group of kiddos or one-on-one with your special little one. The illustrations are wonderful and provide opportunities for little discussions about what is happening in this book. This book stands out because it has incredible prompts/opportunities for kids to get up and dance or make some noise. If you are using this book in a classroom, you can assign kids different musical instruments featured in the book and have them use them throughout the story. The kiddos could have ribbons to dance with or make their own. There are so many great fun learning opportunities in this book. 

Amy Wu and the Ribbon Dance will have you up and dancing by the time you are finished reading it. 

Thank you, Simon and Schuster Canada for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.