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Do you love to dance? If so, this is the book for you! Twist! Stretch! Reach!Leap! Be a swan! Be a tiger! Be a flame! Be a ballerina!
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published March 20th 2001 by Greenwilbk (first published March 1st 2001)
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I really appreciate this book although the style isn't something I am especially drawn to. However, I think it would be a wonderful book for aspiring ballerinas--especially for those who aren't able to take dance classes but still want to dance and imagine themselves in classic roles. It's so cute how the little girl dresses up to become her favorite ballerinas and I appreciate the variety of classical ballets Sis represents. The final spread, with the "audience" is adorable!
Missy Kirtley
This is a wonderful book. My daughter loves looking at all the different ballerinas in their costumes, and I'm not afraid to let her turn the pages. The pages are nice and thick, and the last page is a nice pull-out with a beautiful picture.

The only problem is that I don't know how to answer when my daughter asks what the names of all the ballerinas are! I can say for a few of them, but don't know for the others.
Sep 14, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens, dance
Our girls love to dress up in their ballerina costumes and take ballet class, so this was a very fun book for them. They loved the costumes and love to imitate the poses. We've borrowed this book a few times from the library.
Liby really likes this book, and it might possibly be what lead her to tell me that she wanted to be a REAL ballerina when she grows up.
book displays colors and movement. good for a girl interested in ballet. references different ballets.
Inspired Kathy
My daughter picked this one out. It's a quick read but neither one of us would label it a favorite.
A great book that is simple but true to Ballet and the art of dance.
For the pink girly ballerina.
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PETER SÍS is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, filmmaker, painter and author. Born in 1949 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and grew up in Prague. He studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. His animated work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He came to America in 1982, and now lives in New York’s Hud ...more
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