Citation: Wallis, Q. (2018). Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants! New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Ages: 6 – 10

Grades: 1 – 5th

Description: In Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants! Shai is a third-grader who loves to act, sing, and dance. When her teacher, Ms. Englert, signs their class up for a dance competition, Shai teams up with her best friend Emmie and classmate Rio. Shai initially plans to calm her competition jitters by just having fun. Until her rival, Gabby Supreme, challenges her to a bet. Now Shai has to win.

UsesThe book can be used for a storytime or program to get kids moving. Librarians/teachers can read the story and ask students to improvise the dances performed by characters in the story. Students can perform the “video game” or “crayon” dance.

Review Sources: none.

Tags: dance, diversity