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Miss Rosie's Academy of Dance : Annie Twinkle-Toes' First Week (Hardcover) (Saska Scoon)
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Miss Rosie’s Academy of Dance is a very special school for talented kittens - so Annie Twinkle-toes is absolutely thrilled when she is accepted. Follow the shy little kitten in her first week at Miss Rosie’s Academy. It is a week full of ballet (in fact, of all sorts of dancing), learning and most importantly, making new friends.
Annie Twinkle-toes and her fellow dancing cats will enthral all little girls (and some little boys) especially those who love dancing and kittens.Miss Rosie’s Academy of Dance will appeal primarily to 3-8 year olds.
- All kittens drawn doing ballet are in true classical positions with correct ballet technique (alignment, turn out, pointed toes, arm positions correctly shaped/placed).-Ballet vocabulary referring to basic ballet steps and positions are included in story.-Story runs through school week in chronological order, mentioning each day of the week as it comes (helping children learn days of the week).
-The Academy clock showing the correct class time is shown on all pages which depict the kittens commencing a new lesson (familiarise children with telling the time on an analogical clock).
-References to a real traditional ballet (Sleeping Beauty), with pictures of costumes (Blue-bird and Aurora), that are faithful to the original ballet. These references also mention famous conductors and dates that are correct.
There is a strong message in the story about working hard at school/ dancing but also lessons about how important it is to smile, say hello and make new friends.