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I Want to be a Ballerina

I Want to be a Ballerina

by Anna Membrino, Smiljana Coh
     
 

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When Mia tries to become a ballerina just like her big sister, she discovers that getting the right outfit is just the beginning. Despite great effort, there are lots of mishaps, and Mia doesn’t quite become the prima ballerina she hoped to be. But she does finally earn her true reward: time with her sister.

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When Mia tries to become a ballerina just like her big sister, she discovers that getting the right outfit is just the beginning. Despite great effort, there are lots of mishaps, and Mia doesn’t quite become the prima ballerina she hoped to be. But she does finally earn her true reward: time with her sister.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
10/01/2014
PreS-K—Mia wants to be a ballerina just like her older sister. However, Mia soon learns that ballet takes quite a bit of work and practice. Among shades of a pinkish and purplish palette, Coh uses soft curving lines to enhance movement in tandem with the story. Mia's bulbous round head atop her tiny body conveys the awkward feeling that any beginner feels before starting the first ballet class. Facial features on both sisters are simple upturned curves to express pleasure at mastering a skill. While listening to the text being read aloud, children can enthusiastically chime in with Mia's "TA-DA!" phrase each time she accomplishes a task, such as pouring juice without spilling. The camaraderie between the siblings is touching. Beginning dancers will ask for repeat readings of this quiet tale.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385378642
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
485,863
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

ANNA MEMBRINO is an editor, writer, and ultimate frisbee player. She currently lives in New York City.

SMILJANA COH is a film animator and illustrator who combines traditional and digital techniques along with fabric and collage. She lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

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