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Max by Rachel Isadora
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Mar 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, fiction, picture-books, reviewed
Recommended for: boys that dance or have interest in it, or anybody interested in dance and/or baseball
Read on March 25, 2011

Screaming message book a la 1976! But, I found it charming and sweet and realistic too. The joy of dancing is conveyed beautifully and I like baseball too (as a spectator for both, although I used to be a folk dancing fiend). The illustrations are lovely; the story is slight but good, though I hope a bit dated. But, I enjoyed Max and Lisa and the story and the illustrations. I found it so funny when Max gradually starts to participate.
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Kathryn Thank you! I actually know about this one as it was on "Reading Rainbow" when I was a kid and I remember really liking the idea of boys doing ballet (this was before I even took ballet class) but your review reminded me this is one I should read again and maybe share with my students. I don't have any boys but I think it's important for little ballerinas to know that boys can do ballet, too!

Lisa Vegan Chandra wrote: "1976 - a very special year! The year I was born ;-)"


Okay, Now I'm feeling really, really, really old.

Lisa Vegan Chandra wrote: "Ha!"

No Ha!!!ssss. Condolences are thankfully accepted. ;-)

Manybooks But the message is never forced, which makes this book still delightful.

Lisa Vegan Gundula wrote: "But the message is never forced, which makes this book still delightful."

Yes, how messages are given is important.

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