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Tanya Steps Out
     

Tanya Steps Out

by Patricia Lee Gauch, Satomi Ichikawa (Illustrator)
 
Now everyone's favorite ballerina dances into a moving picture book! Even the youngest dancer will delight in following Tanya as she learns new positions by imitating animals--a cat, a frog, an antelope--in ballet class. As her sister tells Tanya which step to try to imitate, children can pull a tab to reveal a colorful illustration of the animal in the correct pose!

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Now everyone's favorite ballerina dances into a moving picture book! Even the youngest dancer will delight in following Tanya as she learns new positions by imitating animals--a cat, a frog, an antelope--in ballet class. As her sister tells Tanya which step to try to imitate, children can pull a tab to reveal a colorful illustration of the animal in the correct pose! Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Tanya is a little older now and she is taking dance lessons. This book has magical moving pictures that display an image that represents the dance moves that Tanya is learning. It is fun and reasonably sturdy. The watercolor illustrations of Tanya and her counterparts executing steps such as a soubresaut and a cabriole will introduce these terms in a manner that makes them completely understandable. A book that will warm the heart of any aspiring little dancer.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A young ballerina, first introduced in Dance, Tanya (Philomel, 1989), gracefully leaps her way through this well-designed book. When her teacher instructs her to pose like a flamingo, Tanya imitates the animal by standing on one foot and bending her other leg. Pull the tab below the picture and vertical slats move to reveal a flamingo, standing in a very similar position. This is the basic format, as Tanya jumps like a cat, runs like an ostrich, hops like a rabbit, cavorts like a goat, leaps like an antelope, and finally takes a bow. The focus here is not on plot, but on the pictures, and the simple text works well to showcase them. Ballet terms are scattered throughout, but not translated or explained. Crafted from heavy paper, the moveable sections are sturdy and easy to operate. As one picture is replaced by another, the sections separate and move like vertical blinds. Colored in gentle pinks, yellows, and greens, the illustrations are bright, graceful, and filled with the joy of movement. A nice, but supplemental choice for young ballet fans.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399229367
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/09/1996
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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