Grace Maccarone Christine Davenier
- Title: Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Prince
- Author: Grace Maccarone Christine Davenier
- ISBN: 9780312649630
- Page: 243
- Format: Hardcover
Miss Lina s ballerinas have all learned how to dance as a group But now Miss Lina has a new surprise for them a boy will be joining their class and performing in their end of year show.The girls have grand visions of dancing their first pas de deux with a prince But when he finds himself surrounded by so much pink and so many girls, he turns quite shy, and dances his wMiss Lina s ballerinas have all learned how to dance as a group But now Miss Lina has a new surprise for them a boy will be joining their class and performing in their end of year show.The girls have grand visions of dancing their first pas de deux with a prince But when he finds himself surrounded by so much pink and so many girls, he turns quite shy, and dances his way out the door
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With another clear nod to Bemelmans’ Madeline, Maccarone delivers a sequel to Miss Lina’s Ballerinas (Feiwel and Friends, 2010) that is sure to please readers asking for ballet-inspired stories. The nine little girls in Miss Lina’s ballet class learn that a boy will join them. At first they are excited that they will have a prince to dance paux de deux, but soon the girls grow wary of this energetic, bouncing boy. “The girls were astounded, bewildered, amazed, / stupefied, startled, dazz [...]
Hey, in what country is pas de DEUX pronounced "pas de DOO"?"Deux" means "two" and it is pronounced like "duh". Don't believe me? Go here and here it pronounced by 3 native French speakers. Heck, the illustrator here is French. Didn't SHE get what was being mangled here?Loved the first book in this series. Love this one for the story, the dance terms used and for the (otherwise) impeccable rhymes. But there HAD to be a way of making a rhyme about pas de deux without pretending it's pronounced "d [...]
So the boy dancer is not a prince, but a wild jumpy rowdy boy, and the girls aren't sure they want to dance with him. But Miss Lina insists and they have fun at the zoo, and later dance very nicely together. For a pinky-rhymmy cute book, I guess it's not bad, but I was dissappointed that all the ballerina's looked alike - all pale with mousey light brownish hair. Okay, on second glance, i guess there is one strawberry blonde and two true blondes and the token black girl with dark cury hair. But [...]
33 months - We enjoyed the first one more but being that my daughter wears a tutu daily and tries to wear it to bed each night I like to try and get one girly book out of the twenty I put on hold each library trip. I love the illustrations and the story is cute. It gets a bit much to repeat all the -ina names over and over and the rhyme was close but not quite spot on. O loves the definitions and tries to figure out the moves that go with them from the pictures. This not so girly mom might just [...]
My daughter is surely going through a "Ballerina" (Bah-yee-nah, according to her) Phase, and she was the one who picked out this lovely little book from the "new children's picture books" section at the library. The illustrations are a little choppy, but I enjoy the style of them. The colors are nice and vibrant, bringing out the movement and character of the girls. It has a lovely, melodic feel when you read the words out loud, and the story is awfully cute. I think this was our favorite of all [...]
This story seemed to be about acceptance. Also, about not being too quick to judge, which is good to teach young children. It also is over a subject that young girls can relate to. Although it may be more biased towards a certain audience, the morals behind it are good to learn.
These Miss Lina's Ballerinas stories are a bit prissy for my taste. That aside, the illustrations are lovely, the rhymes roll right along, and the sweet little ballerinas learn their lessons well. If my precious,oh-so-girly 2 yr old girl was the one rating it, it'd have 4 or 5 stars. ;)
Definitions of dance in book were helpful!
This seemed a bit reminiscent of Madeline.
Pair with "Max" for storytime.
Another charming rhyming story about the ballerinas with illustrations reminiscent of Bemelmans.
Think this book would be a lot of fun to read to a group. The rhyming and repetition, not to mention the rhythm, makes me eager to use it as a read aloud selection.
Not quite as good as the original in the series, but we still really liked it!
Another win with the 2.5 year old. :)
Nice follow-up to the first!More ballet, more French terms, more pink, more math, more rhymes, but wait:Also, a boy ballet dancer.
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