Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Reluctantly going along to his sister’s dance class, Varun finds he is fascinated by the rhythm and movement of bharatanatyam. He secretly tries it at home and falls in love. When he begins dance lessons he is teased when others think that boys can’t dance. However, Thatha points out that he used to dance and pulls out old photos of him dancing as a young man.

Srividhya Vankat’s Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps is a lovely picture book about following your heart and passion. The loving relationship the children have with their grandfather adds to the story and presents intergenerational family relationships. Full color illustrations add to the story, and Tamil vocabulary is interspersed throughout.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Yali Books.

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