Ballerina Gets Ready

Ballerina Gets Ready

Book - 2016
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"From the time she wakes at 8 a.m. until the curtain rises at 8 p.m., a prima ballerina's day is busy, busy, busy with classes, rehearsals and fittings, as well as meals and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823435630
0823435636
Branch Call Number: jE KENT 2016
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Stock, Catherine - Illustrator

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kletskoek Jul 05, 2016

Although the artwork is beautiful, this book made me uneasy. The text points out all the food the ballerina eats in the day (eggs and toast for breakfast, a banana for lunch, and a "small" dinner...despite a full day of physical activity). This unnecessary focus on food combined with the freakishly thin people in the illustrations makes me doubt its suitability for any child at risk of an eating disorder or who struggles with body image.

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kletskoek Jul 05, 2016

Other: This book has an unnecessary focus on the food the ballerina consumes and the illustrations are of extremely thin people.

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