little ballet star

Summary:

Tilly is going to the ballet. It's a special birthday present. Before the show, she gets to go backstage, where she enjoys getting all dressed up and seeing where the ballet dancers get ready. At the end of the ballet, she gets to go up on stage and dance.

Educational Themes:

In addition to the story about a little girl celebrating her birthday, you also learn about the ballet and going to the theater. The idea that sometimes dreams can come true is written at a kids level (i.e., wishes they might have themselves).

Reading Level:
3.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 4-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a book libraries are likely to have, as it is great for every girl to read.
Little Kid Reaction

Even though she picked this out at the library - and liked it - my daughter didn't want to read this more than once. She liked the beautiful pictures and the story. She even wanted to jump into the page and go to the ballet herself!

Big Kid Reaction

I enjoyed this book, and think most girls will, too. I was surprised my daughter liked the book because it was all about ballet and I did not think that would interest her. The story was really about getting a great birthday present.

Pros:

This is a story about ballet, birthday surprises, and special family time. Three things little girls love.

Cons:

None.


Title Little Ballet Star
Author Adele Geras
Publisher Dial Books, Imprint Penguin Young Readers Group © 2008
Illustrators Shelagh McNicholas
ISBN 9780803732377
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Picture Book, Birthday, Performing Arts

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