Dance with Me (EK Books, $19.99). Buy hardcover here.


Or as part of The Sugar and Spice collection (EK Books, $39.99) here.

Dance with Me
A ballerina in a music box loves nothing more than to dance. But when the little girl who owns the box grows up, who will dance with the ballerina then? A gorgeous story about treasured possessions and the memories they hold.

Download teachers’ notes here.


Kids’ Book Review: “A gentle, heartfelt tale of childhood treasures, the sadness of their loss and the joy of history repeating itself.”

The Styling Mama: “A gorgeous book for all little girls who grow up.”

Buzz Words Magazine:  “A delightful and uplifting picture book about a music-box ballerina who loves nothing more than to dance … this book covers a breadth of ideas with simple beauty and clarity.”

Boomerang Books: “Penny Harrison has penned a story ostensibly aimed at sweet young ladies under eight but adorable enough to be enjoyed by pre-schoolers, everywhere. Dance with Me is a timely tale of affections and life changes.”

The Mummy Project: “I loved reading this book with my daughter and discussing childhood keepsakes and what she would pass on to her children.”

Aussie Reviews: “A delightful, slightly sad, story of growing up, and the toys that are left behind.”

The Bottom Shelf: “This is a poignant story about growing up and the treasured keepsakes we grow beyond as we do so.”

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Penny’s second picture book, also for EK Books, will be illustrated by Penelope’s Nest and is due for release early in 2018.

Here’s a little clue as to what it’s about…

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