Bea at Ballet by Rachel Isadora
  

Synopsis

Bea at Ballet by Rachel Isadora

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 Isadora s Lili at Ballet series is for their grade-school counterparts. Fans of Katharine Holabird s 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 that s sure to buoy the confidence of beginning dancers. Publishers Weekly

Reviews

For the youngest dance enthusiasts, this is a pitch-perfect introduction to ballet. . . . Skillfully balances basic information with realistic childlike characters. . . . Nothing can dampen Bea's enthusiasm for ballet, and she shares it with aplomb. The Horn Book, starred review 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 that's sure to buoy the confidence of beginning dancers. Publishers Weekly Bright, effective, inclusive . . . perfect introduction to ballet for toddlers, who will instantly recognize the peanut-stomached and chubby-legged bodies as their own. Isadora . . . makes this cheery, here's-how-it's-done offering effortlessly authoritative. . . . As delightful for toddlers as Isadora's Lili at Ballet series is for their grade-school counterparts. Fans of Katharine Holabird's Angelina Ballerina series ought to rejoice, too. Booklist A precious primer from the first lady of ballet books for children. . . . The students

. . . . Youngsters will no doubt be anxious for Bea's promised, 'See you next week!

-poly little pre-ballet dancers whose bellies still pop out and whose tights sag at the knees. . . . They may get dizzy and fall when they spin, but Bea knows what's most important: 'I love to dance!

. . . . Isadora has produced many wonderful stories of the ballet for young readers, and this one is as lovely and accomplished. Endowing the dancers with chubby legs and an occasional stumble just raises the irresistibility factor. Enjoy and dance along. Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Rachel Isadora (www.rachelisadora.com) received a Caldecott Honor for Ben s Trumpet, and has written and illustrated numerous other books for children, including Peekaboo Morning, the Lili at Ballet series, Say Hello! and several classic tales set in Africa ( Old Mikamba Had a Farm, There Was a Tree, 12 Days of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Ugly Duckling, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Princess and the Pea ). She lives in New York City.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Rachel Isadora
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Publisher

Nancy Paulsen Books

Publication date

3rd October 2014

ISBN

9780399168444


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