The Dancing Darlings

Children - Preschool
32 Pages
Reviewed on 02/01/2024
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Author Biography

Dr. Angela Kyparissis is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in social behaviour. During her career, she has had the privilege of working with individuals from various walks of life. Her vast experience has led her to ascertain that the stories told by adults later in life depend largely on how their experiences were shaped as children. Her previous publications include scholarly articles and book chapters in her field of study. With the birth of her children, however, she has ventured into children’s literature. She has focused on creating positive stories aimed at stimulating healthy mental and emotional development in children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

The Dancing Darlings is a children's picture book by Dr. Angela Kyparissis. Two young children from Darling Village love to dance. When they find an advertisement for an upcoming dance at the Darling Village Community Centre, the children excitedly run home to ask their parents' permission to go. The parents agree, but only on the condition that they come home straight after the dance. Both children fall in love with the music and they dance non-stop until the dance is over. Before their long walk home, the children decide to briefly sit and rest their feet but fall asleep instead. Back at home, their parents imagine worst-case scenarios and begin looking for their children...

I found both the story and the moral behind it to be most valuable, especially in this day and age. Not only does the author easily pull the young reader into the story, understanding that the well-being of the children is of utmost importance, but she also gives a brilliant portrayal of children who would never actually break their word to their parents intentionally. Dancing is such a wonderful way for people, both young and old, to keep in shape. To have two young people who not only loved to dance but also would never defy their parents painted the picture of the perfect family circle. I was able to relate to the children's horror when they realized that they had fallen asleep and had not gone home immediately after the dance as promised. I recommend The Dancing Darlings by Dr. Angela Kyparissis to young readers aged five years and over so that they learn at a young age the importance of keeping their word to the people at home who love them and want to keep them safe.

Caroline (Amazon Review)

Love love love!!
Reviewed in Canada on January 24, 2024
Every part of this book is amazing! from the way it is worded to the beautiful images. Loved how positive it is, all while teaching a valuable lesson! A must have in every library!!! I really hope there will be more books by this author.

Sarah (Amazon Review)

One of our favourite books!
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
We absolutely loved the Dancing Darlings book! The story was very engaging, and the way it weaved in lessons on empathy was just awesome – a perfect combo of fun and learning for the little ones! It has become one of my kids’ favourite books.

Nikki (Amazon Review)

Love it!!!!!
Reviewed in Canada on January 21, 2024
Soon-to-be first-time mom here & love this book! I read it to my belly & can't wait to read it to my son when he makes his way earthside next month! Highly recommend this adorable book to all parents!

Tony k (Amazon Review)

The Perfect Gift!
Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2024
I recently gifted my niece with The Dancing Darlings and she is obsessed! She now looks forward to bed time so that we can read about the wonderful Little Darlings. A must-have for any household with kids!!!

Aliki B. (Amazon Review)

Adorable book
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
My nephew is 8 years old and he enjoyed reading this book. After, he started dancing just like the children in this book! Very cute book, highly recommend!

eva (Amazon Review)

Beautiful Story
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
This is a perfect story to read to your little ones. Super sweet book with colourful images. It's also a perfect gift for a baby shower.

Markella (Amazon Review)

Must have book for bedtime !!
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
My son loved this book, it’s a easy read and has a great life lesson attached to it ! Expect to read it many times over

Maria Venieris (Amazon Review)

Perfect family book
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
The Dancing Darlings has become a classic in our home. My children ask to read it before bed almost every night. We love the story!

Erin Steenberge (Amazon Review)

A Darling Book!
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2023
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This book is charming and fun to read. Adorable story and great illustrations. I am excited to read more adventures with the little darlings!

Anastasia (Amazon Review)

Dancing darlings
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
I love the idea of having a children’s book come to life it’s very detailed and amazing graphic and can’t forget the cute kids

Nikolaos (Amazon Review)

A must!
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
This is a fantastic children's book! The vibrant illustrations and engaging storyline captivate interest, making it a delightful read for children.

Natasa R. (Amazon Review)

The Dancing Darlings
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
Fun and entertaining story to read for children with capturing images and characters. Perfect idea for a gift for little ones.

Dino k (Amazon Review)

Great book
Reviewed in Canada on January 30, 2024
Great book. My son loves it!!!!

Yiota (Amazon Review)

Fun Kids Book!
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
Just love The Dancing Darlings book! Fun, colourful light-hearted story. One of our family’s favourite.

Eleni Karapanos (Amazon Review)

Just wonderful.
Reviewed in Canada on January 21, 2024
Amazing book ! My kids love it. It’s part of our nightly routine

Sofia (Amazon Review)

Wonderful storyline
Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2024
This book is a must-read to children. I highly recommend it!

Chris Sot (Amazon Review)

Lovely book
Reviewed in Canada on January 20, 2024
My students love “ The dancing darlings”.
Highly recommended!!

Billy (Amazon Review)

My son loves it
Reviewed in Canada on January 21, 2024
Great bedtime story.

Theo B. (Amazon Review)

Beautiful book and plush toys!
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2024
What a wonderful story! The author has made this easy for youngsters to read and understand and for adults to relate to! The artwork is beautifully done! The plush toys, also available for purchase, are great quality, and make it a great accompaniment for parents reading to their younger children, making it a fun story with a great moral lesson. Looking forward to reading the next adventure of “The Little Darlings”

Anna Obara (Amazon Review)

Great Story Line
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2024
Great story line. Easy to understand for toddlers.
Highly recommended

Karen Hermakowski

I had the pleasure of getting this book for my 9 year old grandson. He s usually
reluctant to read as he's better in math!he was so enchanted by the story and the illustrations, he was captivated the whole time,read the whole book at one sitting, didn't fidget or get side tracked. He truly enjoyed the story and the characters, he felt like he knew them!I recommend the book to everyone it shows companionship with siblings,trust,and knowing the importance of life, I can't wait for the next book! Congratulations!