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Dance is for everyone

by Zuill, Andrea,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 11 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Zui
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Picture Books
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Dormont Public Library Animals ANIMALS ZUIL
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Collection  Animals
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book GENERAL JPIC ZUILL
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Moon Township Public Library Easy ANIMALS JE ZUILL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC ZUILL
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Zui
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Collection  Picture Book
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Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC ZUILL
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
South Park Library Picture Books PIC ZUI
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Collection  Picture Books
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Whitehall Public Library Children's New Books PIC Zuill
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Collection  Children's New Books
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy IN TRANSIT
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
Dancing is for EVERYONE. Even a 450-pound alligator!
" . . . a sweet, funny celebration of inclusiveness and dedication to dance." -- Horn Book

An alligator dancing ballet? When the reptile takes her place at the barre, Mrs. Iraina and her dancers are very surprised. But since they can't communicate with the alligator--and she is able to follow along--they just decide to name her Tanya and let her stay. (Would YOU say no to a 450-pound alligator?) Mrs. Iraina even creates a special ballet to showcase Tanya's larger-than-life talents . . . and super-swishy tail. Then, without warning, Tanya disappears. Funny and irreverent, Dance Is for Everyone shows that, with just a little understanding, anyone can fit in--even a dancing alligator.

"The illustrations are stylized and quirky, and the plot is engaging, with jokes that adults will appreciate peppered throughout. The narrative conveys the story's message of inclusion in a subtle manner, but the book's title makes this important theme abundantly clear. VERDICT A fun read-aloud and a welcome addition to medium and large collections, best shared one-on-one or in a small group setting ." -- School Library Journal
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The students in Mrs. Iraina's dance class are surprised to be joined by an unexpected visitor. They invite her to stay, because who would be brave enough to tell a 450-pound alligator she couldn't? In this sweet, humorous story about acceptance, Mrs. Iraina and the class display common sense, quick thinking, and good humor. They get a supply of Alligator Chow to prevent any inappropriate snacking and devise special choreography to showcase their new friend's talents. The class, three girls and a boy, delight in dressing as a duck, a turtle, a frog, and a raccoon for their production of an original ballet, The Legend of the Swamp Queen. The alligator disappears as suddenly as she arrived, but weeks later a special map is delivered, with an invitation for the class to attend a dance performance put on by . . . an actual duck, turtle, frog, raccoon, and a whole alligator family! Bright cartoon-style illustrations, detailed with black outlines and complete with comically expressive faces and gestures, perfectly suit the humorous premise.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Alligators -- Juvenile fiction.
Ballet dancing -- Juvenile fiction.
Ballet -- Juvenile fiction.
Dance -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Picture books.
Alligators -- Fiction.
Ballet -- Fiction.
Dance -- Fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Picture books for children.
Publisher New York :2017
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781454921141
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