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Angelina's Birthday (Angelina Ballerina) Paperback – January 1, 2007

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The writing is crisp and clear, the illustrations detailed with a lovely sense of movement and emotion Guardian Angelina is a magical character who fulfils every little girl's dreams Darcey Bussell, OBE

About the Author

Katharine Holabird grew up in Chicago, USA, where she remembers dancing around the house with her three sisters, just like Angelina. She went to Bennington College in Vermont and then spent three years as a journalist in Italy, before moving to England. She wrote her first Angelina book, Angelina Ballerina, in 1982. Katharine has three grown-up children and lives in London with her husband. Helen Craig was born in London, but grew up in the country. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio, as well as working as a freelance potter and sculptor. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books and her magical illustrations for the Angelina Ballerina series are famous around the world. Helen has a grown-up son, and lives in Cambridge.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Angelina Ballerina
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Viking/Puffin,; First Edition edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140568719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140568714
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you already own 'Angelina's Birthday Surprise', don't buy this book! It is identical in every way. I know because I purchased both to complete my daughter's Angelina book collection, since there we no details on either book at the time. It is another cute Angelina book. This one is about Angelina having a bicycling accident which ruins her old bike, then getting a new one as a surprise birthday gift after working hard to earn the money to purchase it herself.
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Angelina loved her bicycle and rode it everywhere. Her best friend was Alice. This year for her birthday they were going to have a picnic. Angelina and Alice went to the village to buy some decorations for her party. On the way back they raced, and Angelina hit a rock and crashed. She hurt her leg and ruined her favorite bike. Angelina and Alice started doing odd jobs to earn money so Angelina could buy a new bike. They mowed grass, picked apples, hung laundry, watered the garden, planted raspberries and strawberries, and washed floors. Angelina still didn�t have enough money to buy a bike. On their walk back from the village to buy more balloons, Angelina saw the best bike ever in the window of the bicycle shop and she wished she had enough money to buy it. The day of her party came and Angelina received hair ribbons, books, a ballerina, and a silver horn for her new bike. Everyone had pitched in to buy Angelina the bike she had wanted. She was so surprised and decided to take everyone on a bicycle ride through the hills. I think this was a good book because Angelina worked to buy herself a new bike, and in the end everyone realized how hard she had worked so they decided to get her it for her birthday. ~ Katelyn Carson
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My 4 year old grandaughter birthday was about ballet since she was taking a class.
I loved the book and the story since it was her birthday.
I also bought Angelina cloth doll.
Was not sure that she would like this since many children do not know of Angelina.
I shouln't of worried because she loved it and Angelina now goes to ballet practices.
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I gave this book as a gift and the recipient really liked it (and wanted it). Beautiful illustrations. Highly giftable, especially on a child's birthday to reinforce the occasion. An idea is to write into the front cover about the child's birthday that year it was given for a special memory to look back on time and time again.
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This is a sweet story that is well written and beautifully illustrated. This is one of those stories that I read over and over again to my 4 year old girl and 2 year old boy. They both love it! There is a pretty nasty bike accident where Angelina gets hurt. My daughter gets a little worried about that scene, but nothing too bad. Very nice read and I'm happy to have it in our library.
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In this next book in the Angelina Ballerina series, Angelina prepares for her birthday. However, getting into a bike race with her Alice, Angelina hits a rock and damages her bike beyond repair. When her mother suggests that she can work to raise the money for a new bike, Angelina throws herself wholeheartedly into her work, and birthday are such wonderful times...

Such a wonderful book! I do love Katherine Holabird’s work! Although I should say hers, and Helen Craig’s, for the illustrations do make this book come so alive. My daughter and I love this book, and recommend it to you.
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Like all of the "Angelina Ballerina" series, this one is beautifully illustrated and has content interesting to pre-schoolers, including the idea that children can do some work to earn something they really want. Angelina and her friend Alice have set-backs and successes with, of course, a happy and satisfying ending.

Unlike previous books, however, the cover has shiny silver among the lovely pastel colors making it a must-touch book among others on the shelf. "Angelina" is my granddaughters' favorite book but they are too young to write their own reviews so I have done it for them.
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My daughter LOVES this story! It's just a classic - it's a great story, it's really well written, and the pictures are adorable and interesting. My daughter (who is now 5) first heard this story when she was a young 4 and still enjoys it to this day. Definitely recommend this book.
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