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.
This is a story about ballet, birthday surprises, and special family time. Three things little girls love.
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!
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.
This a picture book that introduces ballet from behind stage to the audience.
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).
8 to 10
4 to 8
Read with 4-year-old girl.
Borrow, at least. This is a book libraries are likely to have, as it is great for every girl to read.