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Max is a crack baseball player. Saturday mornings he walks with his sister, Lisa, to her dancing school on his way to the park for his weekly game. One morning Max is early, and Lisa's teacher invites him to join the class. Max stretches at the barre. He struggles for a split. And before he knows it, he's having fun! Young ballplayers and ballet dancers will share Max's delight when he discovers that dance class is a great way to warm up for a home run.
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You can do your darndest to expose your child to a variety of activites and somehow some of them will still come out with very rigid gender-role stereotypes: boys are doctors, girls are nurses boys play baseball, girls dance etc. This a great book about Max who finds out that ballet, which he thought was 'for girls' is really fun!