Ballet Stars by Joan Holub (Step into Reading)

by Joan Holub
Also by this author: Itty Bitty Kitty, Itty Bitty Kitty and the Rainy Play Day
Format: eARC

Ballet Stars by Joan Holub
Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
Genre: Early Readers – Step into Reading, Level 1 – Ages 4 to 6
Pages: 24 Paperback
Date Published: June 26, 2012
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

From ballet class to rehearsal for the big show to the final curtesies—budding ballet stars show emergent readers each step and pirouette along the way! This Step 1 story has big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, and picture clues and two sheets of irresistably adorable stickers. It’s a natural for young readers who are learning ballet or aspire to take ballet classes.

What a delight! We are really into ballerinas this year and any additional story we can read featuring one makes a smile on AppleBlossom’s toddler face. Ballet Stars is full of rhyme and rhythm and friendly faces in the illustrations.  One I definitely think we’ll have to go buy for our ballerina collection. After this I plan to seek out more Step Into Reading Early Readers as well as other children’s books from Joan Holub. While I read an electronic review copy and did see the stickers, seeing the illustrations from Shelagh McNicholas I am quite certain those stickers will be very adorable indeed!

*Thanks to Random House for loaning an eBook through Edelweiss for review.*

JOAN HOLUB has written and/or illustrated over 70 books for children, including the popular Step into Reading title Shampoodle. You can visit Joan at her website:

SHELAGH MCNICHOLAS has illustrated a number of children’s books. She always carries a sketch book in her pocket just in case she sees something inspiring, which happens often in the English countryside where she lives with her daughter and their cat.

About Joan Holub

Joan Holub

Joan Holub is the New York Times bestselling author of Mighty Dads. She is also author and/or illustrator of over 130 books for children, including author of the picture books Little Red Writing and Zero the Hero, and co-author of the bestselling Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls chapter book series. She and her family live in North Carolina with their cats, Scout and Boo. You can visit her online at

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.

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