Part 5: Interview with Authors of “Fenix and the Firework Fliers: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story”

Introducing “Fenix and the Firework Fliers” by Once Upon a Dance, Christine Herbert and Scott Partridge

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Fenix, a brave firefly, determined to aid Bolt, a grounded Firework Flier. Together, they journey to the towering heights of the Silver Birch Forest for the Solstice Celebration. Along the way, Fenix faces challenges from forest creatures. Will Fenix conquer her fears and reach the summit in time? Who will be named Spirit of the Year? And what dazzling display will the fireflies create? Join the excitement as this delightful tale unfolds, sparking imagination and encouraging physical activity. With gender-neutral pronouns and simplified dance terms, it’s perfect for classrooms and families alike. Discover the magic of Fenix and the Firework Fliers.  

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  • Can you discuss the importance of dance and movement in children’s literature?  

Study after study demonstrates that any form of dance helps kids with learning and

  • How do you balance entertainment with educational elements in your writing?

Whimsical movement is always the first priority. Anything extra is bonus.  

  • What advice would you give to aspiring children’s book authors?

Don’t do it if you need money. No one will find your book or know about it. If you can create for the love of it and be satisfied holding your beautiful book in your hands, then you can do it!

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