Ballerina Gets Ready

Ballerina Gets Ready

eBook - 2016
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Iris has a busy day before taking the stage in her ballet. She wakes up early and heads to the theater, where she has classes, costume fittings and rehearsals. With a break for lunch and an unexpected change in partners, soon enough it s almost show time. At half an hour to curtain Iris gets her shoes ready and does a few "chaines." The musicians tune their instruments as the stage manager calls for places. At 8:00 the curtain rises and the dancing begins "
Publisher: Holiday House,, 2016.
ISBN: 9780823435807
0823435806
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda

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- who doesn't want to follow a ballerina around for a day? - this is a charming and rather glamorous way to talk about time and schedules with kids - it also demonstrates that it takes a whole lot of work by many types of people to make one night of magic


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kletskoek Jul 05, 2016

Although the artwork is beautiful, this book made me uneasy. The text points out all the food the ballerina eats in the day (eggs and toast for breakfast, a banana for lunch, and a "small" dinner...despite a full day of physical activity). This unnecessary focus on food combined with the freakishly thin people in the illustrations makes me doubt its suitability for any child at risk of an eating disorder or who struggles with body image.

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kletskoek Jul 05, 2016

Other: This book has an unnecessary focus on the food the ballerina consumes and the illustrations are of extremely thin people.

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