Author: Monica Wellington
Illustrator: Monica Wellington
“Dear Ballerina,” the girl writes, “I dream of being a dancer just like you.”
The pictures in the book take the reader behind the scenes of the ballet to a practice room, a costume room, and the wings of the stage. At last, the curtain goes up, and the girl and her idol dance. Their tutus swirl together!
“Dancing makes me happy!” the little ballerina says.
A touching story about dance, passion, effort, and intergenerational mentorship.
The five ballet positions are illustrated, and behind-the-scene secrets are revealed. Back matter provides interesting information about point shoes, tutus, and the contents of a ballet bag.