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The Little Dancers: Showtime!

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The little dancers are ready to shine on stage!

Miss Amy’s ballet studio is putting on a dance performance called the Butterfly Ball.

Rosa and her four friends rehearse leaping, balancing, and twirling to perfect their dances for the recital! But when Rosa's audition goes awry, she is cast in a disappointing role.

Rosa feels like all her hard work was for nothing, until her f
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Imprint
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Een lief zoet boek over een klein meisje die ballet doet met al haar vriendjes en vriendinnetjes maar de grote rol niet krijgt. Ik snapte maar al te goed hoe ze zich voelde. Ik heb ook rollen voorbij zien gaan en ik weet dat het niet leuk is. Gelukkig heeft ze haar vrienden die haar helpen te laten zien dat de rol die ze nu heeft ook speciaal is. En ze steelt echt de show!
Erg leuk om balletklassen te zien en leuk hoe lief iedereen is voor elkaar.
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Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A young ballerina's first recital. ...more
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kleine dansers, de balletvoorstelling. Tekst Maryann Macdonald, tekeningen Mandy Sutcliffe

Wederom een prachtig prentenboek van uitgeverij De Vier Windstreken. Van cover, over binnenpagina’s, tot de achterflap, elke bladzijde is een pareltje. De liefde voor het maken van dit boek spat er qua vormgeving, tekst en pagina-vullende prenten van af.

Ik ben dol op de lieflijke, vrolijke, ontroerende tekenstijl van Sutcliffe die een perfecte aanvulling is op de teksten van Macdonald. Zoals het een goed k
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The Little Dancers Showtime! by Maryann MacDonald illustrated by Mandy Sutcliffe PICTURE BOOK Imprint (MacMillan), 2018 $18.00 1250094070



Miss Amy, the ballet class teacher, has announced that the children will be performing a Butterfly Ball. Everyone is so excited to be butterflies, but the littlest dancer, Rosa, gets cast as a glow worm.

Mandy Sutcliffe is a beautiful illustrator! The children are so kind to each other - a great exa
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
There's nothing particularly astounding about this book, but OH how I enjoyed it. Little ballerina Becky would have read and reread this book a thousand times. The story is of a diverse group of dancers' recital and how they are cast in their roles, practice, and perform. The illustrations feel classic and lovely. A great book for a ballerina or someone looking for an old school feel to a picture book. Not a must-have, but I really do recommend it. ...more
Miss Sarah
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
A group of young children are preparing for a ballet performance and one is quite nervouse. Liked the teamwork. Elementary and up
Whitney Pittsenbarger
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
My 5 and 6 year old ballerinas loved this book. It was pretty cute.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
The children are so kind to each other - a great example of doing your best and the show must go on. For my full review visit ...more
Syntha Green
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it
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A sweet story of a recital and friendship and dealing with disappointment
Little girls and boys dreaming of taking the stage for a part in a ballet will love this story. The rest of us might find it interesting enough, noting the diversity of the five youngsters and the way they support each other, but it wouldn't be a must-have title for me. The story revolves around a performance the five children are rehearsing for. Rosa is inexperienced, but she is eager to participate. When she doesn't win the role she has her heart set on, she is disappointed. But as anyone who' ...more
Maryann Macdonald
Nov 15, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is a book about kindness and teamwork. A group of children are excited to put on a show, but the youngest, Rosa, learns not everyone can be the star when she is cast as a glow-worm instead of a butterfly. Still, with a little empathic understanding and humor from Grandma and some diplomatic help from her friends, she find satisfaction in her role. The illustrations by Mandy Sutcliffe are adorable.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Back cover really gives the whole plot away.
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