French ballet terms can be daunting for children; while this book does not provide much help with pronunciations or exact...

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TANYA STEPS OUT

French ballet terms can be daunting for children; while this book does not provide much help with pronunciations or exact translations, it compares ballet steps to animal movements. Jet‚ is compared to an ostrich's stride; other translations are more literal: Saut de poisson shows the ballerina floating like a fish. Slotted windows showing young Tanya pull down to reveal the corresponding animals. Tutu pinks and toe-shoe pastels are balanced with the greens and beiges of the animals, and the slightly goofy expressions on the faces of the human dancers keep the whole thing from becoming fluff.

Pub Date: Sept. 10, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 10

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996