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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 540L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141699839X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416998396
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anna Kemp grew up on a street with a gang of kids and spent her childhood sticker-swapping, playing Pac-man, and coordinating BMX displays. She was a bit of a late reader but now reads a lot in her job at Oxford University where she works on contemporary French literature. Her first picture book, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, was published in 2010. Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine was her first young fiction title and published in 2011.

Sara Ogilvie is an illustrator and printmaker. She was the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award winner and was shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award 2010. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, which she illustrated, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Sara lives in lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.

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Endlessly hilarious to hear a 3-year-old yell "Disaster!
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My 2.5 year old daughter absolutely loves this book and so do we!
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The illustrations are very beautiful, colorful, and well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BadgerBadgerBadger on May 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Our daughter's favorite things are dogs and ballet, so I bought this book sight-unseen based on the title. Turns out, it's completely charming. The narrator's dog wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but everyone keeps reminding him that "dogs don't do ballet." Of course he succeeds in the end, in a nice little lesson about following your dreams. Our girl was 3 when we first started reading it, but I'd say the target audience is a few years older. (Funny thing about reading it young was that she picked up a few big words from the story. Endlessly hilarious to hear a 3-year-old yell "Disaster! Calamity!" when something falls down...) Great one to read out loud if you like to do character voices. Cute pictures too. Just a totally 5-star book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PBC on October 9, 2010
Format: Hardcover
My 5 yr old thinks this is hysterical. I love it too. It's funny and fun and the pictures are a perfect match with the story. My kids love to find the dog hidden in some pictures. If your child takes ballet, it'll be an even bigger hit. I love to read this to them.
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By HGTM on January 12, 2014
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My three year old daughter likes this book- not her favorite but very cute. The book flows very well. We are very into ballet at our house!
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By kjbg on July 26, 2013
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My 2.5 year old daughter absolutely loves this book and so do we! It's a cute book about a dog who thinks he's a ballet dancer. The illustrations are great, too.
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By mfu_11 on July 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover
DOGS DON'T DO BALLET is a charming book about a dancing pug called Biff. He is not like other dogs. He's not interested in playing fetch or chasing his tail. Biff wants to be a ballerina. The story carries a message of ambition and aspiration as Biff chases his dreams (rather than chasing sticks).
This book caught my eye with its beautiful illustrations, which have quite a vintage feel to them, and the pooch on the front, as I love dogs! It's a delightful story that made me smile and laugh throughout. Everybody says that Biff can't dance. Everybody says that dogs don't do ballet. He sure shows them!
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