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Title:
The little ballerina
Author:
Grindley, Sally.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Follows the activities of a group of young students in their ballet class as they prepare for a show.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
560 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 32033.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 22772 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780789440051

9780789440044
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's the day of the big performance at Laura's ballet school. Suddenly disaster strikes! Can Laura help save the show? Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds. These books contain between 700 and 850 words, and they are approximately 70 percent pictures and 30 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Posed color photographs on a white background illustrate the story of a child's first ballet show. After rehearsing for the part of a rabbit, Laura is asked to fill in for an injured student and ends up dancing a main role. The text is primarily a vehicle to illustrate dance terminology, and words are defined in boxes sprinkled throughout. A two-page spread illustrates the different foot positions and one page shows six steps. Although this colorful, attractive volume will be picked up by young dancers, it is not an engaging reading experience.- (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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