Sadie the Ballerina
by Joan Betty Stuchner, illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
ISBN 9780439961097 Hardcover
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 5
Sadie wants to be a ballerina more than anything else, but she has a long way to go! Sadie isn't the most graceful little girl, but as she says to herself, "Practice makes perfect." What Sadie lacks in skill, she more than makes up for in enthusiasm. When she's taken to see The Nutcracker she runs up onto the stage to dance with the Sugarplum Fairy. . .who gracefully manages to incorporate Sadie's surprising entry right into the ballet. Bruno St-Aubin's delightful illustrations and Joan Stuchner's simple text draw readers into Sadie's story. Every little girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina will readily identify with Sadie's charming klutziness. Sadie the Ballerina features foil and a glittery tutu and tiara on the cover. According to Joan Stuchner, "When I was a little girl I took ballet lessons. A couple of times I danced on the stage of a real theatre. I don't dance on stage anymore, just around my living room. I attend the ballet whenever I can, and my husband and son always go with me-just to make sure I stay in my seat!"
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