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Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob…

Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants!

by Bob Shea

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This is a story of two good friends who love ballet. Ballet Cat tries her hardest to help her friend dance to no avail. Until she finds out her friend is afraid of showing her underpants. The two embrace there underpants dancing moves and steal the show. ( )
  hdmorgan | Jun 8, 2017 |
That exuberant ballet-loving feline whose story began in Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret returns in this second amusing early reader, this time trying to convince her friend Butter Bear to take a high leap in their dance routine. Butter Bear has other ideas however, and finds lots of funny ways to stall, from a professed desire to eat cereal (lots of it!) to the need to go (in the woods). When Ballet Cat has finally had enough, and demands to know why Butter Bear won't leap, the desperate bear reveals all: their watching friends are Underpants Peepers, and might laugh at her underwear...

As with the first entry in this series (hopefully ongoing), Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants! taps into the language and humor of young children, who will be particularly amused by the Underpants Peepers' sing-song chorus demanding underwear. Ballet Cat manages to convince Butter Bear that it is the ballet itself that matters, but this doesn't put an end to the silly fun, as the reader gets a glimpse of our feline heroine's own underpants at the end. The artwork here is fun, with cartoon figures on brightly-colored pages, and text is dialogue bubbles. Recommended to early readers who appreciate silly fun, and to anyone who enjoyed the first Ballet Cat story. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | May 19, 2016 |
Funny, funny, and a chance to say 'underpants' ... ( )
  melodyreads | Mar 22, 2016 |
My son, who loves cats, checked this out of the library. I haven't read the first book in this series yet (this is the second) but it isn't necessary to like this book. I thought it was cute and my son laughed out loud the entire time, even when there wasn't any underwear involved. What I really liked about this was... **SPOILERS**

...that 1) you didn't know Butter Bear's secret fear right away, that 2) when you do discover it and Ballet Cat tries to console him, the fear comes true anyway (this is rare for a children's book), and 3) that Butter Bear's fear doesn't really matter after all. ( )
  SENSpence | Mar 12, 2016 |
Ballet Cat is back with another much-needed high-quality book for emergent readers. This time, she has swapped sidekicks. Butter Bear is all for some ballet, but why not high leaps? Why does she keep procrastinating? (Hint: see title.) Young readers will enjoy the energy, enthusiasm, and occasional bashfulness of Shea's characters. Bright colors and strong crayonlike lines propel the immediacy of this story forward. Highly recommended. (215) ( )
  activelearning | Oct 19, 2015 |
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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.
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Ballet Cat and her friend Butter Bear have practiced a dance to perform for an audience, but Butter Bear will need a lot of encouragement to try the super high leaps.

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