Friday, February 24, 2017

Vampirina Ballerina by Countess Anne Marie Pace

Put Vampirina Ballerina on your radar for next Halloween. Written by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by Le Uyen Pham, this adorable book shows the challenges a vampire faces when trying to become a ballerina.

A vampire must find night classes, find ways to not scare the other dancers with her toothy smile, work on not turning into a bat during the dances, not tripping on her cape. Vampirina has a problem with not being able to see her reflection in the mirror as she practices at the bar.

The pictures are darling. If you have a little dancer in your life who likes Halloween and a bit of the dark side, this is a great book for that child.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

1 comment:

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    15 Savannah St., Rochester NY