First Balletby Deanna Caswell, Elizabeth Matthews
The lights, the velvet curtain, the spotlight, the graceful dancers-nothing beats going to the ballet for the very first time. In this beautiful picture book, Deanna Caswell and Elizabeth Matthews conspire to recreate all the joy and wonder of the first theatrical experience, for children to relive again and again.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Deanna Caswell has been a nanny, lab tech, teacher, waitress, calculus tutor, counselor, and mountain guide. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry, a minor in Math, and an M.A. in Family Therapy. First Ballet is her first picture book. Her second, Train Trip, comes out in Fall 2010.
Elizabeth Matthews is the author and illustrator of Different Like Coco. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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The story is of a little girl's first visit to the ballet. The wording in a different style, but reads out loud well. You can ad lib extra words as you read to younger children if you like. This book is good for interaction with a small child as you describe and talk about the pictures and the story. At the end it makes you want to get up and twirl. I read this to my grand daughter (3 yr old) and she enjoyed the story and watched the pictures intently.