Review by Booklist Review
On the day of their recital, the children in a small ballet class don their new tights, tutus, and sparkly ribbons before warming up at the bar and practicing their leaps. They peek around the curtain to see their families and friends. Happy and excited to hear the music begin, the young dancers find their places on stage, where they twirl like snowflakes, / sway like trees, / dancing steps / in twos and threes. The show ends with the children feeling like ballet stars. The simple, rhyming story and watercolor illustrations create a low-key, happy tone that makes the book a practical antidote to the terror that some children feel at the thought of dancing on stage. The audience is shown not as a faceless mob in a huge auditorium but as an amiable familiar group. Well designed for beginning readers, and fine for reading aloud to younger children.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist
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Review by Horn Book Review
A class of young ballet students warm up and perform in this simple rhyming text. Colorful illustrations portray the joy of the experience--no stage fright for this class. Appropriately for their age, the children are pictured on demi-toe, not en pointe; unfortunately, the cover shows two girls en pointe. Two sheets of stickers are included. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.