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Ivy & Bean #06: Doomed to Danceby Annie Barrows
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Martha takes center stage in these two funny tales about what it means to be in a play!
First, Helen must play Halleyand#8217;s Comet in her schooland#8217;s solar system playand#8212;but she has to learn to
use her gifts and overcome her stage fright! Then, everyoneand#8217;s favorite talking dog has to face the most dreaded role for a dogand#8212;a cat!and#8212;after being cast as the Cheshire Cat in a production of Alice in Wonderland.
Young thespians will find a glossary of vocabulary and activities to help them write and act in their own productions!
After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want. The girls have no interest in learning to dance gracefully, but they have promised their parents they'd finish the course. Now they must figure out how to get out of the recital without breaking their promise. Full color.
This full-color Martha Speaks chapter book includes two stories about show business!and#160;In one, Helen has to overcome her stage fright and let her talents shine. In the second, Martha learns a lot about acting when she has to play the role of someone entirely unlike herselfand#8212;a CAT!
Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want . . . well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire balletcourse! When it comes time for Ivy and Bean to participate in the ocean-themed class recital, the girls must figure out a way to get out of it without breaking their promises.
About the Author
Annie Barrows is the author of many books for adults, including the bestselling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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