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Brontorina by James Howe

Brontorina (edition 2013)

by James Howe (Author)

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Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.
Authors:James Howe (Author)
Info:Candlewick (2013), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages

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Brontorina by James Howe



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Brontorina has always dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but for a long time she was unable to because she was a dinosaur. Now that Madame Lucille let her join her class, she was having a blast. But unfortunately, the class was too small and they had to find anew studio. This way, everyone was happy and no one was left out.

Howe does a great job with this story. It is an incredible way to show children that they can become almost anything they want to be, and it does not matter who you are. I love how the dance school was for girls and boys, because typically people tend to think dancing is only for girls and not boys. It is a children's book that helps break stereotypes. ( )
  S.Hackett | Sep 28, 2017 |
Super cute ( )
  Airykah1382 | Aug 6, 2017 |
This book is a fun way of telling kids they can do or be whatever they want to be. For instance, a dinosaur being a ballerina is a silly thing to think about but that's exactly what this book is. She wants to be a ballerina and doesn't care of her obstacles and eventually neither does anyone else. The book ends with an adorable scene of the dance class being moved outside so anyone or anything (cows, dinosaurs, etc) can dance. Adorable. ( )
  MeganSchneider | Mar 7, 2017 |
Such a sweet book with cute illustrations! ( )
  CarpeLibrum58 | Jun 4, 2016 |
Young Reader Reaction: I initially selected Bronterina but they asked for it a lot. My kds really enjoyed it. Since the story combined two of my daughter's favorite subjects: dinosaurs and ballet, I knew this book would be a success. There are some sillier parts in the book which went over very well.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is one of those books I did not get tired of reading. The illustrations are beautiful and the narrative is sweet and funny. There are several asides in the book in the form of conversation bubbles or jokes in the illustrations which kept it entertaining for me as well.

Pros: Bravo! So many pros for this book: the story, the protagonist Brontorina, the overall theme of the book, and the beautiful illustrations.

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