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Ballet Sisters: The Duckling And The Swan

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The first book in a fun new series about two sisters who love ballet!

Little Sylvie likes to play dress-up and dance in the garden with her big sister. But Sylvie is too young for ballet class. And Sylvie does NOT want to be an elf in games of pretend.

When an unintentional haircut leaves Sylvie's hair too short for braids, big sister comes to the rescue by creating a set of
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Cartwheel Books
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A cute little story though not quite as much dancing as I was hoping for. The focus is more on the big sister/little sister relationship and how the little one wants to do what the big one can do but she isn't quite ready yet. But the older sister helps her along, all the same. Sweet, but nothing overly magical here.
Edward Creter
Two sisters love ballet and each other, despite the idiosyncracies that go with being siblings. It's not just volume one of a cute series: it's the start of a beautiful friendship. With books.
I thought this one was cute! It's not super-duper special, but it's a sweet little story about sisters.
Just sweet. I felt like I was reading a story about my girls and their relationship.
This book was about ballet sisters. When the ballet sisters got home, they played dress up. Sylvie didn't want to be an elf. The big sister was the fairy queen. They danced. And in the last story they went to ballet class.

I thought it was so fun. My favorite part was when Sylvie cuts her hair.
It was whatever I read it to my little sister from her library. Nothing too special but good for kids. I feel like the main sister was always mean to Silvie her little sister. They tried to end the boook with a sweet sister bonding moment but the older one was still being mean
Similar to the first book, as it should be in a series. Realistic.
Nov 06, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is a collection of three short stories that are closely tied together to form a fun little tale. Sylvie and her older sister play dress up, get ready for ballet class and go to the class. It's a nice story about sisters.
The illustrations were pretty. I liked it because one sister was a swan and one sister was a duckling.
the big sister in this book is a good example of what you should be like. both sisters are imaginative.
I love the Ballet Sisters! The story of a little sister and a big sister, trying to be alike and different.
I liked the sweet relationship between the two sisters. My 2.5 year old liked this book too.
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Jan Ormerod grew up in the small towns of Western Australia, with three older sisters, and as a child she drew constantly and compulsively. She went to art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, Jan become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programmes, and lectur ...more
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