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Mia and the Dance for Two


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Mia is excited to learn a new dance with her best friend, Ruby. But on the day of class, Ruby isn’t feeling well and Mia must find another partner. At first Mia is afraid she won’t have anyone to dance with, but soon Mia finds herself with not one, but two partners! Making sure no one is left out, Mia finds a solution that will work for everyone.

Beginning readers will love
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by HarperCollins
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Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a sweet little story. It's about Mia and her dancing lessons. Things take a turn for the worst when he friend that she normally partners up with during lessons is off sick. She gets asked by two other girls to be their partner for the dance for two. Not wanting to hurt either of their feelings by accepting ones partner request over the other; Mia accepts both dance partner requests and the girls form a dance for three. Lovely, sweet message in there and I will definitely use the book in the ...more
May 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Mia has come into my arms again! This time around Ruby is nowhere to be found. She's home sick in bed and Mia is feeling left out since she's supposed to dance with a partner. Then Bella and Ali ask her if she wants to be her partner. That's one too many partners! (Do you sense a theme?) What will Mia decide to do?

This felt not as long as Mia and the Big Tutu. It really could have had more but I like the general idea that you shouldn't leave anyone out because you wouldn't feel good if you were
Kristine Hansen
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-easy-reader
For young readers that love ballet, this is an excellent book about friendship and dealing with that horrid time when you need to pick partners for something and there's an odd number of people. The solution is thoughtful and considerate, and excellent lesson. While the book doesn't have much in the way of plot of substance, it's such an easy read that beginners won't be intimidated and it serves to interest the child as to the outcome. The best moment? I liked the picture of the giraffe with th ...more
My 3-year-old is not the target audience for this book, as he's nowhere near learning to read. Yet he was drawn to it and it ended up in our library basket. I'm not sure if it was the kittens or the pink that was appealing--pink is his favorite color. We read this a few times. As a read-aloud I found it boring, but I'm sure as an early reader book it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.
 Mummy Cat Claire
My daughter brought this home from her school library. I'm sure she picked it out because of the ballet aspect.
We read this book several times together. It was easy to follow and she seemed to follow along quite well and understand what was going on.
The book wasn't overly creative, but my daughter liked it and it had a good point.
Apr 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: early-reader
This is a "My First Reader" meaning it's ideal for sharing with emergent readers because it has basic language, word repetition and whimsical illustrations.

"Today in class, Mia is going to learn a dance for two. She is going to dance with her best friend, Ruby!"
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