Sweet text from bestselling author Alyssa Satin Capucilli takes readers through their very first day at ballet class! This 9 x 9 paper-over-board book features striking photographs and whimsical drawn images. Cardstock pages with large fold-out panels feature detailed step-by-step instructions for each ballet position. Each cardstock page folds out into a large 18 x 18 inch page that reveals detailed descriptions of actual dance instructions!
The story of Miss Lavender and her young ballerinas will entice young readers to emulate their simple movements again and again! Thanks to this interactive book, aspiring ballerinas can practice their dance steps wherever they go!
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. A dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Leyah Jensen studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, but her journey in photography began much earlier. As a toddler of a professional photographer, she was often staged in tutus or with a finger in the nose. Growing older, she helped lug equipment to places like Tijuana, where her father was basing a children’s book. Then in her teens she completed several photojournalism assignments abroad of her own, through children’s organizations such as Compassion and other orphan relief agencies. Her own experiences as a child model have taught her that you can’t capture the magic of childhood unless the subjects are free to truly be themselves.