ONE BALLERINA TWO by Vivian French

ONE BALLERINA TWO

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A sleek, graceful girl of perhaps 12, neatly clad in a leotard, and a disheveled preschooler wearing a baggy sweater and legwarmers take turns demonstrating some familiar moves: ten careful pliÇs, nine approximate knee bends, eight precise changements, seven oddly assorted little jumps, etc. The logical- minded may enjoy observing that, while the figures are repeated the appropriate number of times, the activities sometimes aren't- -e.g., the older girl is caught at six stages of a single pirouette. The illustrations are delightful and the implicit story is charming, especially when it's wrapped up with ``One happy hug.'' As quintessentially simple as Ormerod's own wonderfully expressive line. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-10333-2
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1991




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