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Angelina and Alice (Angelina Ballerina) by…

Angelina and Alice (Angelina Ballerina) (edition 2021)

by Katharine Holabird (Author)

Series: Angelina Ballerina (Picture Book 6)

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Angelina and her best friend Alice discover the importance of teamwork when their acrobatics are the hit of the gymnastics show at the village fair.
Title:Angelina and Alice (Angelina Ballerina)
Authors:Katharine Holabird (Author)
Info:Little Simon (2021), 32 pages
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Angelina and Alice by Katharine Holabird


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This book is cute and suited for elementary-aged students. It has a lot to do with teamwork, so if your students were having trouble with teamwork, then I would definitely read this book in class. If you have kids who like to dance or do gymnastics this si a cute book for that too. ( )
  kmt070 | Nov 16, 2020 |
Angelina loves to do gymnastics with her now friend Alice. But when Angelina can't do a handstand, all the older children laugh at her, and Alice joins in. By the end of the story, Angelina and Alice learn the importance of teamwork and become the best of friends all over again. ( )
  LynneQuan | Sep 19, 2017 |
39 months - O always likes to read about Angelina. In this one we see Angelina isn't perfect but with help from a friend and lots of practice anything is possible. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
I liked this book for many reasons, but I was indifferent about a certain part of the book. I really liked the characters because I think that even though they are mice, they are believable. Angelina and Alice love doing gymnastics, but Angelina is not as good as Alice. When Angelina falls over, and the older girls laugh at her and call her “Angelina Tumbelina,” Alice joins in. I feel like this could really happen. It’s really easy to join the crowd, even if it’s not the right thing to do. I liked how the author resolved the conflict by having Alice help Angelina with her gymnastics. The only issue I had with the book was the names used. I did not like that they both started with A. After reading the book, I had to go back and really remember which character did what. The central message of this book is friendship. Even though Alice was mean, and hurt Angelina’s feelings, she helps Angelina with her gymnastics so that she does not get made fun of anymore. ( )
  kjacks26 | Mar 17, 2014 |
Angelina and Alice are good friends, and they do gymnastics together. But when Angelina can't keep up, some feelings get hurt.

Katherine Holabird and Helen Craig add another Angelina Ballerina book to their growing pile. The story is overall convenient and tidy, and doesn't resolve the feelings that get stirred up when Alice joins some of the older children in laughing at Angelina's mistakes. It's highly gender binary, too--in gym class, only and all the boys practice the rings, while only girls dance with ribbons. The illustrations are fairly engaging, though practiced and unoriginal. Some might argue the point is that Angelina didn't give up on her friend coming through for her, but I'd say she accepted help from someone who hurt her without learning to stand up for herself, or express her hurt or angry feelings. A fine book if you want to teach girls to maintain low self-esteem. Grades 1-2 if you insist on stocking it. ( )
  my624persona | Dec 22, 2009 |
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