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Title:
Going to my ballet class
Author:
Kuklin, Susan.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bradbury Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
A little girl describes, in text and illustrations, what she does in her ballet class. Includes information on how to choose a ballet class for young children.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780027512359
Format :
Book

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A little girl describes, in text and illustrations, what she does in her ballet class. Includes information on how to choose a ballet class for young children.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3-7. Although actual ballet lessons do not usually begin until the age of eight, pre-ballet classes are available to younger children in many communities. Those children are the audience for this book. Kuklin, whose previous books include When I See My Dentist [BKL My 1 88], Taking My Cat to the Vet [BKL S 1 88], and Reaching For Dreams [BKL Mr 1 87], now takes children to the Joffrey Ballet School. Written in the first person from the point of view of Jami, a student in pre-ballet, the text describes her experiences, from dressing for class to the ending bow honoring her teacher. Boys as well as girls participate. Kuklin's clear, full-color photographs bring the experience to life. The simplicity of the background and the leotard-clad children's dress allow her to focus effectively on the actions and expressions of the students and teachers. A final note to parents, "How to Choose a Ballet Class," provides sound advice to those considering lessons for their children. A handsome book on a subject seldom approached at the beginning level. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- Jami attends beginning ballet class (or pre-ballet, as it is called here) at the Joffrey Ballet School. The material covered is very much like that in Sorine's Our Ballet Class (Knopf, 1981). However, Sorine's book has black-and-white photographs of a class full of all-white girls, while Kuklin's full-color photographs show girls from the major ethnic groups and a little boy. The text is adequate and gets its point across clearly, but the book does not expand on materials currently available. It should be purchased as a supplement to Our Ballet Class and Rachael Isadora's My Ballet Class (Greenwillow, 1980). --Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Pub . Lib . (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.