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A Ballerina Book: Angelina Ballerina – “Angelina’s Pet”

“Angelina’s Pet” is another book in the “Angelina Ballerina” series of children’s books. This book was inspired by “Angelina Ballerina” author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig. It was published in 2015 by Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Young Readers Group.

One day when Angelina and her best friend, Alice, are walking home from ballet class, they see a bird in the park that Angelina thinks would make a great pet. She rushes home to ask her mom if she can get a pet and her mom says she thinks she is old enough for the responsibility of a pet and to think of what kind of pet she would like. When Angelina sees a butterfly, she remembers the butterfly dance she did at ballet school and thinks the butterfly would make a great pet. She follows it everywhere until the butterfly flutters away. Will Angelina ever find the right pet? This was a cute story. I loved the sprinkle of ballet terms throughout this book and how colorful the illustrations were. Beverly

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