A Ballerina Book: Angelina Ballerina – “Angelina’s Pet”
“Angelina’s Pet” is a book in the “Angelina Ballerina” series of children’s books. 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 love the sprinkle of ballet terms throughout this book and how colorful the illustrations are. Beverly