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Stella is a Star: With CD

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Bernadette Peters and Liz Murphythe terrific team behind the New York Times best-selling Broadway Barksare back with a story about Stella, a pup who would rather be a graceful pig ballerina than what she really is: a dog no one seems to like.

Bernadette Peters' lovable Stella learns the lessons of self-acceptance, following her heart's desires and, most important, that it's
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Blue Apple Books (first published 2010)
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Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
So (I've come to rely on "so" to begin "in medias res" -- as if the use of that word will turn my informal paragraphs into an epic), I decided to escape from the world of "the most evil women" and pick up a kids' book that I bought during a recent one-day escape from burdens. My husband and I ran off to DC to see the fabulous Bernadette Peters in one of our favorite Sondheim shows, FOLLIES. The Kennedy Center shops were selling autographed copies of Peters' books for children. Perhaps I should f ...more
Sigh. This is a sweet, if not exactly original, idea and it's kinda cute but it could be so much more. Plus, it's all just a bit complicated--we have a dog, who pretends she is a pig, and not just any pig but a princess pig. She does this so people will like her (because she doesn't feel very special just the way she is) and also because pigs are the best dancers and she wants to go to ballet class. You can probably already guess where this is going, and what the moral of the story will be. Alon ...more
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful story written by the wonderful Bernadette Peters. This book was gifted to my daughter for her birthday and we have read it several times a day for the past 9 months. Whenever we get in the car, she requests to listen to the puppy book and has it memorized.
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
okay but nothing memorable
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Jun 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
positive feelings, but not much depth. The Tanya and Emily books are much stronger.
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Nicely read and sweet song sung by Bernadette Peters. It is a reassuring book to share with a nervous young child. Great message to be yourself.
May 12, 2010 marked it as to-read
Shelves: picture-books, dogs
In support of Pit Bulls everywhere. <3
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Good message (be yourself), but I think there are other books with that message and the dancing theme that hit the mark with more accuracy.
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Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer and children's book author from New York City.

Peters is known for her charitable work, including as a founder of the Broadway Barks animal charity. To support the animal adoption charity, Broadway Barks, Peters has written two children's books, both illustrated by Liz Murphy.

The first is about a scrappy dog, named after her dog Kramer, and the plea

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