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Children's LiteratureReaders get to join Ursula and her two friends, all budding ballerinas, in the dance studio where they meet the teacher, Miss Suzanne, learn basic steps and posture, and discover that ballet requires, balance, cooperation, and most of all patience. At home Ursula shares her moments of pretend when she imagines she is a famous ballerina, mugs for the camera with her tutu on her head, and cuddles with her mother for one of the many fairy tales on which so many ballets are based. There is a visit to a costume shop and even a peek at a dainty performance. This is packaged as pretty as any dancer with lots of pink, and flowers, and lace. Photos are framed within a scrapbook layout giving the whole a very personal feeling. While there is one boy in the class, this is definitely marketed at those sweet little girl just beginning ballet with dreams of grandeur. 2004, Random House Pictureback Books, Ages 4 to 6.