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Now in board book! Caldecott Honor winner—and former dancer—Rachel Isadora, the creator of Lili at Ballet, introduces very young children to the joy of dance and creative expression as she takes them through the basics of their first ballet class.

 

Bea loves everything about ballet class, from putting on her leotard and ballet slippers to bowing good-bye at the end of class. Bright, cheerful illustrations show Bea and her class of adorable toddlers learning the basic positions and movements and leaping and twirling to their hearts' delight.

 

* “For the youngest dance enthusiasts, this is a pitch-perfect introduction to ballet.”—The Horn Book (starred review)

 

“Bright, effective, inclusive . . . perfect introduction to ballet for toddlers. . . . As delightful for toddlers as Isadoras Lili at Ballet series is for their grade-school counterparts. Fans of Katharine Holabirds Angelina Ballerina series ought to rejoice, too.”—Booklist

 

“Bea and the diverse group of toddlers in her ballet class are cherubic and infectiously enthusiastic. . . . A former dancer and Caldecott Honor artist, Isadora conveys the joy of ballet in a book thats sure to buoy the confidence of beginning dancers.”—Publishers Weekly

Review:

"As she did in Lili at Ballet (1993), Isadora presents an understated story introducing ballet basics — such as girls' and boys' apparel and the classic five positions — deftly streamlining both text and illustrations for a very young audience. Loosely outlined in pencil and ink and wearing dance garb whose radiant colors pop in each minimalist scene, Bea and the diverse group of toddlers in her ballet class are cherubic and infectiously enthusiastic. The informal, staccato narrative offers an effective mix of voice, incorporating third-person ('Mr. Paul plays the piano for class'), second ('We clap hands to the music!'), and first: 'I love to dance!' proclaims Bea in one of several speech balloons, the only sources of color other than the children's clothing. The visual tempo also varies; a static spread that shows four closeup, labeled feet placements (flat, relevé, point, flex) is followed by energetic scenes depicting the dancers performing various moves. A former dancer and Caldecott Honor artist (Ben's Trumpet), Isadora conveys the joy of ballet in a book that's sure to buoy the confidence of beginning dancers. Ages 1 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Adorable toddlers have fun with ballet

Bea loves everything about ballet class, from putting on her leotard and ballet slippers to bowing good-bye at the end of class. Bright, cheerful illustrations show Bea and her class learning the basic positions and movements and show them leaping and twirling to their hearts' delight.

Caldecott Honor winner--and former dancer--Rachel Isadora, the creator of Lili at Ballet, introduces young children to the joy of dance and creative expression.

About the Author

Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. Rachel lives in New York City with her family.

Rachel Isadora has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which received the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399254093
Author:
Isadora, Rachel
Publisher:
Nancy Paulsen Books
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
6 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
up to 2

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As she did in Lili at Ballet (1993), Isadora presents an understated story introducing ballet basics — such as girls' and boys' apparel and the classic five positions — deftly streamlining both text and illustrations for a very young audience. Loosely outlined in pencil and ink and wearing dance garb whose radiant colors pop in each minimalist scene, Bea and the diverse group of toddlers in her ballet class are cherubic and infectiously enthusiastic. The informal, staccato narrative offers an effective mix of voice, incorporating third-person ('Mr. Paul plays the piano for class'), second ('We clap hands to the music!'), and first: 'I love to dance!' proclaims Bea in one of several speech balloons, the only sources of color other than the children's clothing. The visual tempo also varies; a static spread that shows four closeup, labeled feet placements (flat, relevé, point, flex) is followed by energetic scenes depicting the dancers performing various moves. A former dancer and Caldecott Honor artist (Ben's Trumpet), Isadora conveys the joy of ballet in a book that's sure to buoy the confidence of beginning dancers. Ages 1 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Adorable toddlers have fun with ballet

Bea loves everything about ballet class, from putting on her leotard and ballet slippers to bowing good-bye at the end of class. Bright, cheerful illustrations show Bea and her class learning the basic positions and movements and show them leaping and twirling to their hearts' delight.

Caldecott Honor winner--and former dancer--Rachel Isadora, the creator of Lili at Ballet, introduces young children to the joy of dance and creative expression.

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