Author(s): Rachel Isadora
Now in board book! Caldecott Honor winner--and former dancer--Rachel Isadora, the creator of "Lili at Ballet," introduces very young children to the joy of dance and creative expression as she takes them through the basics of their first ballet class. Bea loves everything about ballet class, from putting on her leotard and ballet slippers to bowing good-bye at the end of class. Bright, cheerful illustrations show Bea and her class of adorable toddlers learning the basic positions and movements and leaping and twirling to their hearts' delight. * "For the youngest dance enthusiasts, this is a pitch-perfect introduction to ballet."--"The Horn Book" (starred review) "Bright, effective, inclusive . . . perfect introduction to ballet for toddlers. . . . As delightful for toddlers as Isadora's Lili at Ballet series is for their grade-school counterparts. Fans of Katharine Holabird's Angelina Ballerina series ought to rejoice, too."--"Booklist" "Bea and the diverse group of toddlers in her ballet class are cherubic and infectiously enthusiastic. . . . A former dancer and Caldecott Honor artist, Isadora conveys the joy of ballet in a book that's sure to buoy the confidence of beginning dancers."--"Publishers Weekly"
Rachel Isadora (www.rachelisadora.com) received a Caldecott Honor for "Ben's Trumpet," and has written and illustrated numerous other books for children, including "Peekaboo Morning," the Lili at Ballet series, "Say Hello!" and several classic tales set in Africa ("Old Mikamba Had a Farm," "There Was a Tree," "12 Days of Christmas," "The Night Before Christmas," "The Ugly Duckling," " Hansel and Gretel," "Rapunzel," "The Fisherman and His Wife," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses "and "The Princess and the Pea"). She lives in New York City.