The Dancing Hippo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2022
LOCAL AUTHOR RECOGNIZED FOR GENDER-NEUTRAL CHILDREN’S BOOK, THE DANCING HIPPO
A Story about Resilience and Personal Authenticity and overcoming Life’s naysayers; beautifully illustrated and delivered by Seahorse Publications.
GOLDEN, COLORADO April 2022 –
The Dancing Hippo a storybook by Bright Hawk and illustrated by Amanda Moore has just received three awards from BookFest for Children’s Book, Cover and Illustration and eBook. Local author, storyteller and musician, Bright Hawk has created a gender-neutral book, “so all children can see themselves in any and all characters.”
Summary of The Dancing Hippo:
The story is about a Hippo in Africa that loves to dance under the moon. The Hippo is told they can’t dance and they their bubble of joy is POPPED. The Hippo gets messages from other characters to remind them about things like “only YOU can Shine Your light” – “Transformation Happens” – and learning to be “Delightfully Surprised” The Hippo defies the naysayers when supported by the community and the story ends with the elephant validating that maybe they were wrong, “Hippos CAN Dance!” The Dancing Hippo award-winning eBook features Bright Hawk’s original music and songs composed on the Hang PanArt instrument and videos of a live action character. The entire story only uses gender neutral pronouns, they/them, so that “all children can see themselves in any character.”
Seahorse Publications is committed to publishing works that empower and celebrate LGBTQIA+ people. Previous publications include Divine Androgyne by Hollis Taylor.
In addition to being the author, Bright Hawk is a storyteller and musician who offers Live programming for schools, libraries, and long term care facilities with their non-profit www.LetsDanceActivities.org
For more information see www.BrightHawkProductions.com