I Am a Ballerina

I Am a Ballerina


View All Available Formats & Editions


The perfect book for budding performers, this is the endearing story of young Molly's dream to "fly through the air" like a real dancer. From her first shaky lessons to the dazzling Christmas recital, the spirited girl works tirelessly towards the day she can confidently proclaim "I am a ballerina!" Delicate chalk-pastel illustrations evoke the enchantment of darkened theaters, the magic of sparkling costumes, and the music of a dancer's world.
This book is excellent for introducing young girls to ballet, a genre of dance that teaches poise, grace, confidence, and love of music. Wonderful to read aloud to the youngest of ballerinas, it also makes a great gift for an older ballerina who is starting to read on her own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897073209
Publisher: Lobster Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Valerie Coulman's award-winning children's books include When Pigs Fly (2001), Sink or Swim (2003), and I am a Ballerina (2004). This Saskatchewan-native has degrees in both linguistics and theology, and volunteers regularly, working mostly with mothers and children, who both challenge and inspire her. Valerie is a member of both CANSCAIP and the CCBC.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

I Am a Ballerina 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations. The story follows a young girl who begins ballet lessons and dreams of becoming a ballerina. Simple story for early readers. Suitable for preschool to grade 2 level. Recommended.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
I Am a Ballerina is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.