Sadoni Squirrel: Superhero
by Once Upon a Dance
Chapter book, 40 pages.
Once Upon a Dance donates all proceeds to charity.
A whimsical tale of an unlikely hero in search of a sidekick—except Sadoni’s friend doesn’t believe she has superpowers. Will they ever team up?
Sadoni Squirrel: Superhero “delivers the messages of trusting one’s self, trusting others, asking for help when in need, and always offering help even to those who had once doubted us.” —Reedsy
Each Dance-It-Out! Creative Movement story is a kids’ dance performance for the imagination stage. Ballerina Konora joins the fun on each page. Three books in one: readers can enjoy the story, act out the tale in their own way, or follow Konora’s suggested moves, designed by an award-winning dance teacher. Each book is an independent story, ideal for kids 4-7. Sadoni offers less complicated movements and would make a great series introduction. The collection is a bit above typical language level as the stories are intended to be shared by a caregiver or teacher.
Movement, technique, and dance concepts in this story include:
• Balance on Knees
• Balance on One Foot (with Movement)
• Arabesque Leg (from Hands & Feet)
• Grand Plié/Crouch (with Balance)
• Jump while Spinning
• Hop on One Foot
• Stretch Forward/Up/Sideways
• Child’s Pose
• Cat Back (Contraction)
• First Position Arms (Bubble)
• Rolling Over
• Run in Place
• Deep Breathing
• Moving with Power
• Weight Shift
• Body Part Coordination
• Fine Motor Skills (Fingers/Wrist)
Major themes include Squirrels, Cats, Friendship, 911/Ambulance, and Heroes. The Dance-It-Out! books can be used as a supplement for dance or theater studio classes or camps. Sadoni Squirrel: Superhero would pair well with themes such as Imagination, Manners, Ice, Deep Breathing, Superheroes, Capes, and Staying Safe.
Dance-It-Out! movement journeys are ideal for dance, pre-ballet, creative movement, preschool, daycare, early learning, physical education, homeschool, kindergarten, or first-grade activities. The full collection features female, male, and nonbinary diverse characters. Books make great gifts for kids interested in dance, ballet, gymnastics, or yoga, or reluctant readers who enjoy getting up and moving.
With kind characters, subtle life lessons, and a positive role model in Ballerina Konora, teachers love the kid-approved, ready-made, easy additions to curriculum and lesson planning. Children at home adore the stories that “young readers will return to again and again”Reedsy
About the authors
Once Upon a Dance offers movement, breath, joy, connection, and imagination through stories.
Their catalog of 25 interactive dance books highlights positive messages and role models throughout four main series:
Dance-It-Out! stories combine whimsical tales with movement and subtle life lessons (spans ages 4-9)
Dancing Shapes peeks at a professional ballerina’s journey, teaches ballet, and explores detail and form (spans ages 6-11)
Ballet Inspiration and Choreography Concepts deep dives into technique, tips, and insight for aspiring dancers (ages 8-12)
Prop-Based Dance Stories for Classroom and Anytime Fun debuts in 2023 to encourage scarf and parachute play.
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