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Title:
I want to be a ballerina
Author:
Membrino, Anna.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2014].
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Mia's big sister teaches her that there is more to being a ballerina than just putting on the right clothes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 220 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780385378642

9780375973307
Format :
Book

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Summary

When Mia tries to become a ballerina just like her big sister, she discovers that getting the right outfit is just the beginning. Despite great effort, there are lots of mishaps, and Mia doesn't quite become the prima ballerina she hoped to be. But she does finally earn her true reward- time with her sister.


Author Notes

ANNA MEMBRINO is an editor, writer, and ultimate frisbee player. She currently lives in New York City.

SMILJANA COH is a film animator and illustrator who combines traditional and digital techniques along with fabric and collage. She lives in Zagreb, Croatia.


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Mia wants to be a ballerina just like her older sister. However, Mia soon learns that ballet takes quite a bit of work and practice. Among shades of a pinkish and purplish palette, Coh uses soft curving lines to enhance movement in tandem with the story. Mia's bulbous round head atop her tiny body conveys the awkward feeling that any beginner feels before starting the first ballet class. Facial features on both sisters are simple upturned curves to express pleasure at mastering a skill. While listening to the text being read aloud, children can enthusiastically chime in with Mia's "TA-DA!" phrase each time she accomplishes a task, such as pouring juice without spilling. The camaraderie between the siblings is touching. Beginning dancers will ask for repeat readings of this quiet tale.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.