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Character-driven picture books are built around a loveable character who is introduced to readers and then appears in a subsequent series of books. OliviaFancy Nancy, and Ladybug Girl are a few familiar examples. Since some dance books are also character-driven, I've decided to develop an informal blog series to feature the characters who dance through the pages of those particular books.

The first blog post I ever wrote introduced my early readers to Katy Duck -- a dancing duck who has shown up in board books, a picture book, and even an easy reader. I've decided to use that post as the launching point for my new blog series. Although it won't be a regular series, I will add to it as the muse hits me and as I learn more about other characters -- both old and new -- who have graced the pages of a variety of dance books for children.

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