Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace
Oh, to be a ballerina It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can't see yourself in the mirror? And then there's wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all... STAGE FRIGHT.
Vampirina Ballerina reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, only reversed. The quote is, "When I was younger most girls wanted to be a ballerina, I wanted to be a vampire." Instead of that, it's about a vampire who wants to become a ballerina. Vampirina tries and tries to become a ballerina but she just can't seem to fit in. After a lot of practice, she finally makes some friends and becomes a great ballerina. This book also has a great lesson for children. If you put enough effort into it, you will achieve your dreams. I loved the glitter on the cover of the book. It drew my attention to the book right away. The illustrations were adorable. My favorite one was Vampirina dancing with the mummy in the basement. This is a great book to read to children, especially with Halloween right around the corner. I reccomend Vampirina Ballerina to girls ages 3-10.
I give Vampirina Ballerina 5/5.
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.