Shall We Dance is about the magical bond between a boy and his grandmother that spans a lifetime and beyond. The unconditional love and joy each time they visit will bring both laughter and tears to your eyes as they dance and sing and play together. The whimsical illustrations that bring the story to life will delight children and touch the hearts of adults.
The story follows Grandma Ging Ging and her Grandson Rio's visits through the years beginning when Rio is a baby and ends when he a grown man. Each time they meet they do fun activities such as play hide and seek, ride bikes, make pizza, and go for walks. At the end of each visit, Ging Ging asks Rio if he would like to dance. When Ging Ging gets too old to dance, Rio refuses to accept it.
The story, inspired by the author's own mother who loved to play and sing and dance in the kitchen with her children and grandchildren, is one that will be read over and over again. It is one one of those books that parents buy for grandparents and grandparents buy for parents and children, and children buy for their grandparents.
READER"S FAVOURITE GIVES IT 5 STARS!
'Ingrid Deringer brings it all together so eloquently in her touching picture book story, Shall We Dance? More compassionate and emotional than Robert Munsch’s Love You Forever, this book will touch the hearts of young and old alike. I love the song that is repeated throughout, the song that the boy, now a man, re-words to honor his Grandma Ging Ging. The plot begins with the boy as a baby, a two-year-old, a teenager, a young man, and the most touching moment of all when he gathers Ging Ging into his arm when she is too old to dance on her own two feet. The illustrations are lovely, subtle, and sweet, just like the story. Absolutely beautiful. Loved it." Emily-Jane Hills Orford