The Little Dancers: Showtime
Date: August 28, 2018
Imprint, Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250094070

Barnes & Noble

The Little Dancers: Showtime!

Ages 3-7. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The little dancers are ready to shine on stage! Miss Amy’s ballet studio is putting on a show called The Butterfly Ball. Rosa and her four friends rehearse leaping, balancing and twirling to perfect their dances for the recital. Who will be chosen to be a butterfly? And who will not?

A picture book about friendship, self-esteem and the magic of dance.


The story is told in present tense, with expressive verbs that evoke movement, and brief sentences that occasionally dip and float across pages. The illustrations effectively capture expressive nuances, and the end pages are filled with detailed drawings. The other dancers, including a boy, are appealing and supportive, and readers will appreciate this tale of friendship, whether they’re wannabe prima ballerinas or not.
— Kathleen McBroom (Booklist)

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