Monday, February 06, 2006

Ballet Stories

Princess Rose and I are reading The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories by Barbara Newman, a DK Read and Listen book. A nice introduction to ballet, it's a perfect read for my almost-six-year-old daughter.

It tells the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. Includes nice illustrations from the ballets and also teaches children about dance basics, costuming, set design, etc., all in typical DK fashion with little snippets alongside the story.

The book comes with a music cd of the ballets. Believe it or not, my 10- and 7-year-old boys went out of their way to listen to it while I read to the princess.

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