Bound To Stay Bound

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 Bedtime ballet
 Author: George, K.

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 374314 ISBN: 9780759554702
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Imagination -- Fiction
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Ballerinas -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

A young girl imagines herself as a ballerina while getting ready for bed.

 Illustrator: McCloskey, Shanda

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   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/20)
   Booklist (12/15/20)

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Booklist - 12/15/2020 It’s sunset, which is the cue to begin the bedtime ballet. A young girl and her stuffed bunny dance along to the orchestra of hooting owls and chirping crickets and are applauded by the thump of a puppy tail. The ballet begins outside, as the dancers chassé with the leaves and jeté with frogs, before moving inside to glissé down the hall to brush their teeth, relevé to the sink for a drink of water, plié to kiss mom good night, and be finally lifted gracefully by dad, before bowing into bed with a final “Brava.” The rich inundation of ballet terms (from pirouette to pas de deux to battement, all clarified in a helpful glossary) guarantee that this book will have a very specific and strong appeal to tiny dancers and dreamers. But dancing aside, this sweet bedtime story is told in hushed and swooping rhyming couplets and illustrated in mixed-media with gentle watercolor washes in dreamy and subdued hues that will bring drooping eyelids with the closing rose-covered curtain. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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