TANYA STEPS OUT by Patricia Lee Gauch

TANYA STEPS OUT

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Tanya Steps Out ($13.95; Sept. 10, 1996; 10 pp.; 0-399-22936-1): 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. JetÇ 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. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1996
ISBN: 0-399-22936-1
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1996




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