Geras, Adèle

Little Ballet Star

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas. Consider this story every tiny ballerina's dream come true: suspension of disbelief is required to accept that Tilly's dancer aunt would give Tilly a backstage tour so close to performance time then invite her on stage to dance during the curtain call. The first-person present-tense narration reflects Tilly's excitement, though the voice isn't always believable. Soft-focus illustrations are dominated by pink.


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