Friday, September 26, 2014

A Day with Miss Lina's Ballerinas by Grace Maccarone -- ADVISABLE

Maccarone, Grace A Day with Miss Lina's Ballerinas, illustrated by Christine Davenier. Square Fish/Macmillan, 2014. $3.99. Content: G.

Miss Lina's Ballerinas love to dance so much that they do it all day long -- at the studio when the sun comes up, then on their way to school, then during math class and, afterward, as they prepare for bed. This early reader will likely appeal to many little girls who are fascinated with ballet. It is a quick read with lovely, old-fashioned art, and the rhythm works well in all but a few spots. Both the flow of the text and the artwork are reminiscent of the Madeline series.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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