My Friend Maya Loves to Dance

My Friend Maya Loves to Dance

by Cheryl Hudson, Eric Velasquez

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A young narrator tells readers about her friend Maya, who absolutely loves to dance. In this rhyming picture book, Maya attends a lively dance class. She can’t get enough of dance: the costumes, the grand entrances, the pirouettes, the music, the final bow, and the magic of recitals. She even loves the hard work of practice. But why doesn’t her friend dance, too? The pages themselves seem to dance, thanks to the charming verse of Cheryl Willis Hudson and the vibrant colors and motion of Eric Velasquez’s paintings.

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ISBN-13: 9781613124413
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 26 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Willis Hudson is vice president and editorial director of Just Us Books, an independent publisher of black-interest books for children and young adults. She has written many books for children, and lives in New Jersey.  Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of numerous picture books and a recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for new talent. He lives in Hartsdale, New York. You can learn more about him at

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My Friend Maya Loves to Dance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you liked dancing more than anything else? Maya is a young African-American girl, and her friend tells us how much Maya loves to dance. Maya enjoys doing her dance exercises, practicing in her ballet classes, doing dance recitals, dressing in dance clothing, listening to dance music, and taking the final bow. But why doesn't Maya's friend who narrates the story dance too? The pages of this children's picture book seem to move with the rhyming text by author Cheryl Willis Hudson and the colorful paintings by illustrator Eric Velasquez. Youngsters who like to dance will surely appreciate the book, but it also presents a message of true friendship as Maya and her friend share the magic of dance as each can experience it. Maya Loves to Dance is a charming read.