This girl thinks of herself as a ballerina despite her clomping dancing, with ballet shoes’ ribbons streaming. She has difficulty getting her Afro hair into a bun as she has recently given herself a haircut, but as she starts dance classes she sees herself already as a star. She causes mischief and mayhem, and we suspect, time in the Thinking Corner! Together we learn 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions, sympathising with the long-suffering teacher. As the children prepare for the annual concert, the illustrations portray joyous enchantment and we see what ballet dancing really means to our star, as well as to the other boys and girls and the graceful child in a wheelchair. There are lots of examples in the illustrations of humour created for the readers, e.g. the one-legged seagull observing a class. This book will resonate with the families of would-be ballerinas as well as the dancing child him/herself.
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Illustrator: Jenny Løvlie