A new entry in Liesbet Sleger's bestselling professions series!
A ballerina dances every day. She has to get enough sleep, eat healthy food, and stay fit. She has lots of tutus, tights and leg warmers. She uses special shoes, called pointe shoes, to dance on her toes. She keeps practicing until all the steps look perfect. When she has a performance, excitement grows. She is the star of the night and thunderous applause follows.
A cheerful and informative book for children about ballerinas and ballet dancing. For ages 4 and up.
About the Author
Liesbet Slegers (1975, Belgium) studied Graphics and Illustrations at the Saint-Lucas institute of Antwerp. She works as a fulltime graphic designer and illustrator. With her simple, recognizable style and vivid colours she knows how to attract the attention of every toddler. In her many books, Slegers frequently focuses on “the first experience of a toddler,” a time she characterized as “exciting but also very scary! I try to help them with my books,” she added, “and also try to give the parents or teacher some assistance!”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A ballerina dances every day. Glide along with a little ballerina as she tells the young reader what it takes to be the best ballerina. She describes the different types of poses, teaches about the attire required, talks about the schedule required to be a good dancer, and tells about the final show and the key players. The book ends with Mindy showing the reader five different poses that an aspiring ballerina can learn to do. Each post is demonstrated by a picture and a brief description of how to position the arms, legs, and feet. Colored pencil style illustrations brighten the pages and help tell the story. My daughter loved reading the book and practicing the different poses found in the back. This book would be a great book for dance teachers who want to help teach the basics to their young students, teachers who want to encourage reading skills, and parents looking for some interactive books for their daughters. I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.