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Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace

12983415Vampirina Ballerina
Anne Marie Pace
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
2012 Hyperion Books
ISBN – 9781423157533
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool
4 Stars

 

A little girl vampire wants to be a ballerina, but there is more to being a ballerina than just wearing a cute tutu. You have to go to class, don’t overshadow your classmates, and do not be afraid to make mistakes. The road to being a ballerina may be a long one, but as long as you follow through with your goals, eat healthy meals, and practice a lot you will be ready for your first performance. You may be nervous, but you will shine, and become what you always wanted…A Ballerina!

This book is super cute and quirky. There are little vampire jokes mixed into the story. For instance, the little girl takes evening classes, and trips on her cape while practicing. The pictures are very expressive. I really felt like I could tell all of the emotions the characters are feeling. I also love how the little girl dances her way through the pages throughout the book. The message of the story is an important one for little children. It teaches that nothing comes easily, you have to put time and effort into everything you do, but if you work really hard, you can accomplish your goals. Bravo

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