Carla and Leo’s World of Dance takes young readers ages 8 to 12 on a journey to the magical dance school of the beautiful Miss Paulina, who leads 10-year-olds Carla and Leo on a worldwide tour of ballroom dance. Their journey covers ten styles: the waltz, foxtrot, swing, merengue, mambo, cha cha, rumba, salsa, tango, and samba. For each style, Miss Paulina provides its cultural and geographical origin as well as rhythmic step patterns. All this is presented with a delightful narrative written by author, fashion model, dancer, and mother of two Agatha Relota. The book pops with more than 50 colorful illustrations from Paris fashion illustrator Thierry Perez, and Jessica Alba penned the charming introduction.
Children will love this fresh take on ballroom dancing, while parents will love the educational content. Readers of all ages are sure to finish the book with a new rhythm in their steps, ready to dance their way around the world.
“What a wonderful journey Carla and Leo go on. They come alive so vividly through the beautiful illustrations of Thierry Perez. They always look so elegant and seem to be having so much fun, yet with an excellent dance frame.”— Pierre Dulaine, Dancing Classrooms
“Thank you, Agatha Relota, for taking us all on a first class journey through the world of ballroom dancing – Carla and Leo, a team of two moving as one.”— Pierre Dulaine, Dancing Classrooms