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written by  Kara Navolio
illustrated by Ruth-Mary Smith

The music starts. You feel the beat.

You clap your hands and tap your feet.

Everybody twist and twirl!

Everybody can dance!

This colorful picture book uses rhyme and rhythm to celebrate the joy of dancing, teaching kids that no matter your culture, physical ability, or style, everybody can dance!

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Meet the Author

Kara Navolio writes stories for children that focus on the joys and wonders of childhood. She is also a freelance writer, telling stories of real life heroes and interesting people for several local newspapers since 2015.
Kara has been working with children since her college days. Even as she was earning a degree in Business from UC Berkeley, she was volunteering in a local school helping children learn to read. When she had her own two children she volunteered in their classrooms and at their schools for 16 years. Currently she is a docent at The Bedford Gallery where she takes school children on tours and teaches art in local schools.

She loves to read, travel, take photographs, paint, hike, dance, cook, and spend time with her family. She lives in Walnut Creek, California with her husband and everyday makes it a goal to learn something new.

Her first picture book, Everybody Can Dance!, celebrates the joy of dance with a message of inclusion and shows children that no matter what you look like, your physical ability or style, everybody can dance!

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Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, E-book

Pages:  32

ISBN HC: 978-1-947860-36-0

ISBN PB: 978-1-947860-39-1

ISBN EB: 978-1-947860-43-8

Release Date: 5/28/2019


“The musicality and boogie beat of Kara Navolio’s verse is pitch-perfect. Everybody Can Dance! is a joyful ode to dancing feet. Kara has written a little book of inspiration that celebrates our differences and the concept that everybody is one.” — Andrea Alban, author of The Happiness Tree and Anya’s War

Everybody Can Dance! is a joyous celebration of what it means to be human. Endowed with our personal journey, our heartbeat, and life’s inner spark, we are all driven to move. The rhythm, hope, and audacious jubilation of this melodious piece brings forth an ear-to-ear smile, as it reminds us that each and every one of us deserves to dance, can dance, and should dance.” — Tonya Amos, Artistic Director, Grown Women Dance Collective, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Scholarship Awardee

“Kara Navolio has written a beautiful children’s book that brings you on a whimsical journey of musical exploration through dance. It truly gets the rhythm in your bones flowing! Dance allows you to express and communicate using your body as the instrument. Everybody Can Dance! shows us that dance is a wonderful way to bring people together. Dance puts smiles on faces and happiness in hearts and should be enjoyed by everyone.” — Erica Pecho, Dance Instructor at The Dance House Napa Valley

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