A gorgeous glittery book with a charming tale about bravery and conquering ones fears
Betty loves dancing. At home, in front of her little sister, Bluebell, she is a wonderful performer. Bluebell loves to clap Betty's pirouettes and plies. However, once Betty is in dance class, her confidence disappears and she feels far less graceful than the other dancers. Can she find her poise and balance in time to perform in the end of term show?
Lucy has an MA in children's book illustration from Cambridge School of Art, a degree in illustration from Cardiff School of Art & Design and did her art foundation at Falmouth University. Since graduating in 2015 Lucy has worked on a range of projects, from writing and illustrating picture books to designing soft toys and greetings cards.
Lucy uses pen and watercolours, and loves sketching from life and eavesdropping at the zoo. She is based in Bristol.
'This gentle story, with its beautiful water-coloured illustrations, communicates valuable messages about working hard.'
'This is a very warm, sweet book about not letting fear stand in the way of your dreams. Lucy Freegard's illustrations enhance her text perfectly. Happy and colourful with lots of quirky details to chat about.'
'A delightful story for any aspiring prima ballerina and a great lesson in trying our best and persevering. The illustrations really capture Betty's energy and passion, and also contain some funny details for the sharper-eyed amongst you.'
'Lucy Freegard's cute characters and ballet scenes executed in pen and watercolour are sure to appeal particularly to budding dancers of the human kind, while her story of doing one's best, over-coming your fears and finding confidence should resonate with all.'