Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants!
by Bob Shea
Disney-Hyperion (February 2, 2016)
Audience: Ages 3-6
ABOUT THE BOOKS
The Totally Secret Secret
Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play today. Nothing that Sparkles suggests--making crafts, playing checkers, and selling lemonade--goes well with the leaping, spinning, and twirling that Ballet Cat likes to do. When Sparkles's leaps, spins, and twirls seem halfhearted, Ballet Cat asks him what's wrong. Sparkles doesn't want to say. He has a secret that Ballet Cat won't want to hear. What Sparkles doesn't know is that Ballet Cat has a secret of her own, a totally secret secret. Once their secrets are shared, will their friendship end, or be stronger than ever?
Dance! Dance! Underpants!
Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut. "Leap, Butter Bear, leap!" Ballet Cat prompts. But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe. When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy . . . The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap. Why? Because her bottom is covered in silly underpants! This second entry in the Ballet Cat series will have beginning readers rolling on the floor with laughter.
Quick thoughts about the books:
When I first read, Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret!, I smiled. I read a lot of early readers and I enjoy many but few make me say "wow". Ballet Cat has a totally adorable main character and a collection of friends like Sparkles the Pony and Butter Bear. Ballet Cat has a bigger than life personality. Her friends learn to negotiate in order to find balance in their friendship.
However, before the resolution of conflict, there is a lot of fun.
And other entertainnig characters. If you have not seen Ballet Cat, go find the first book and enjoy it before the second book comes out on February 2nd.
Look for a copy at your local indie bookstore or public library.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bob Shea is the author of the first book about Ballet Cat: THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET, the Dinosaur vs. series, and several other picture books, including DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD and UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT. He and his wife have their own design studio in Madison, Connecticut
BALLET CAT COLLECTION prize pack
One (1) winner receives:
· Copies of TOTALLY SECRET SECRET and DANCE! DANCE! UNDERPANTS
· Plus a plush BALLET CAT by MerryMakers Inc.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.
Per FTC disclosure guidelines, samples and prizing are provided by Disney-Hyperion.