If you have a young dancer in your family, Bea at Ballet, written and illustrated by Rachel Isadora, is a great book to read together. Colorful, labeled illustrations accompany the simple text about Bea going to ballet class. It’s fun for beginning readers to read the labels about dress and ballet positions as you turn the pages. We especially liked the pages depicting the five positions in ballet. They provide a great way to help beginning ballet dancers to view the correct positioning and to then show it themselves. This book would make a great gift to any young ballet dancer!
*Does this remind you of anything about your ballet classes?
*What’s your favorite part of the book?
*Can you show me the five positions from the book?