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Belinda the Ballerina: 10/01/11

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>Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young is the first of a series about a young woman who has big feet but loves to dance. The others in the series include: Belinda in Paris, Belinda Begins Ballet and Belinda and the Glass Slipper.

So Belinda is a girl who loves to dance. But she's not the typically petite ballerina. She's too tall and with her height comes big feet. She ends up setting aside her dream to wait tables. At the restaurant though she's given the chance to dance for the customers.

In true musical fashion, Belinda is discovered at the restaurant. She's at long last given a chance to dance ballet. The book closes with her on stage much as the original Angelina Ballerina book does (review coming).
I'm going to close with an observation my daughter made about Belinda's feet: "All ballerinas look like they have big feet when they're wearing pointe shoes."

My daughter picked out the book because she's taking ballet and tap. I'm not sure which type of dance she prefers but she loves to pick out books about dancing. She's also starting to discover the old MGM musicals. She likes the dance sequences in Daddy Long Legs, for instance.

Four stars.

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