Following a farmer, a fisherman, a chef, and, if you must, a ballerina through their glossy color-photoed paces might be a...

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I AM A BALLERINA; I AM A CHEF; I AM A FARMER; I AM A FISHERMAN

Following a farmer, a fisherman, a chef, and, if you must, a ballerina through their glossy color-photoed paces might be a reasonable bridge activity for justbeginning readers. Though fisherman Tom does nothing but land a whopper and ballerina Natalie performs romantically in pink tutu, the chef and the farmer are a lot busier. Antonio is seen at the early morning fish, vegetable, and meat markets, then chopping, plucking, cooking, and tasting; and farmer Sue has a full day mucking, milking, haymaking, feeding the stock, and even mending the fence. But here's the catch: all four ""workers"" are beginning-reader age--that is, little more than toddlers--and to see them dressed for business here is more reminiscent of those dime-store fairy tales with photographed dolls for characters than it is of the real world. Turns out, the ballerina's performance is the one most suited to the series after all.

Pub Date: July 5, 1978

ISBN: 397-31777-8

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1978