Ballet Magic: A Pop-up Book

Ballet Magic: A Pop-up Book

by Emma Rose, Jan Palmer
     
 
Turn a page and a beautiful dancer pops out to do a split. Pull a tab and a ballerina leaps across a page; pull another and a pop-up ballerina executes a perfect pirouette. Young readers get right in the middle of dance magic with this lovely introduction to ballet, featuring elegantly choreographed movements and pretty ballerina paintings on each page. Full color.

Overview

Turn a page and a beautiful dancer pops out to do a split. Pull a tab and a ballerina leaps across a page; pull another and a pop-up ballerina executes a perfect pirouette. Young readers get right in the middle of dance magic with this lovely introduction to ballet, featuring elegantly choreographed movements and pretty ballerina paintings on each page. Full color. Age 3-6.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As this dainty little book points out-as does Ruth Tilden's Sophie's Dance Class (Children's Forecasts, Feb. 12)-ballet lends itself particularly well to the pop-up/pull-tab format. Thoughtful paper engineering allows the reader to rehearse at least a rudimentary version of specific steps, jumps and twirls. Here, traditional, painterly illustrations show young adult dancers (at least twice the age of the target audience) in various ballet-related activities, at the barre and on the stage. Before the performance, there is practice. "Can you do a split?" asks the unseen narrator. Out pops a ballerina executing a perfect split stretch. In dress rehearsal, a dancer leaps through the air in a graceful grand jet ("It feels like flying!"). Then the curtain goes up, and the red-draped stage, the dancers and the audience pop out in the multi-dimensional final spread. Although the staid illustrations deprive this book of the pixie-ish appeal of Sophie's Dance Class, its homage to a well-loved art will encourage encore readings. Ages 3-6. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590262422
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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