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Dance, Tanya
     

Dance, Tanya

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by Patricia Lee Gauch, Satomi Ichikawa
 

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More than anything in the world, Tanya loves to dance. But when her mother says she is too small to take dance lessons like her older sister, Tanya puts down her tutu and surprises everyone with a very special recital of her own. "A lovely book."--Kirkus Reviews. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.

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More than anything in the world, Tanya loves to dance. But when her mother says she is too small to take dance lessons like her older sister, Tanya puts down her tutu and surprises everyone with a very special recital of her own. "A lovely book."--Kirkus Reviews. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Tanya really loves to dance, and she copies all of the moves and does her own practicing with her big sister Elise. She even puts on a tutu and practices jet�s and arabesques to the music of Swan Lake. Tanya has a wonderful time at her sister's big recital, but she falls asleep on her mother's lap, but once home, Tanya surprises everyone with her dance prowess. Soon she is taking dance lessons just like her big sister. A truly delightful story that should resonate with kids who have a desire to dance or accomplish something on their own. Ichikawa's illustrations capture the moves and moods of little Tanya and her caring family.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Tanya, a vivacious preschooler, is bitten by the ballet bug before she is old enough to take lessons. She helps her big sister, Elise, practice and hangs around to watch Elise's class go through their jetes and plies . Best of all, Tanya likes to create her own dances either alone or in a pas de deux with her teddy (a ballerina bear, naturally). She does a Swan Lake which is beyond Petipa's dreams. ``You have two dancers in your family,'' her grandmother tells her mother after a family recital. Her mother does not forget, and sees to it that Tanya starts ballet class as soon as she is old enough. This is a charming family story, showing strong and loving relationships all around. Tanya is an engaging little heroine who does not let her size undermine her determination to have her heart's desire. Ichikawa's illustrations are especially attractive, leaning heavily on muted colors with splashes of black, red, and brown. All this is placed in a pleasing format, creating a ballet story with wide appeal. --Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698113787
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Dance, Tanya 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My three year old daughter adores this book. We first discovered it at the library and after checking it out four times in a row, I'm buying a copy. Beautiful story and wonderful illustrations! We've also read the other Tanya books. While 'Bravo Tanya' is my favorite, my daughter likes 'Tanya and the Red Shoes,' best.