Kristie Hickley


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Grace Maccarone, Christine Davenier, Ballerinas, Beginning Readers, Level One, Dance

Document Type

Book Review


Follow the ballerinas in Miss Lina’s class as they jump, bend, leap, and spin while the old pianist works her magic at the piano. When one ballerina trips on her toes, they all fall down like dominoes! Miss Lina reminds her students not to be afraid to fall, which is an important message readers should take with them at the end of the book. The ballerinas don’t just dance in ballet class, but they dance through the zoo, marketplace, park, and even at school! At the end of the day, they dance to bed and dream of dancing.