Also by this author: Itty Bitty Kitty, Itty Bitty Kitty and the Rainy Play Day
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: JoanHolub.com.
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.