Dogs Don't Do Ballet
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Un beau récit original et merveilleux qui met en vedette un animal voulant se prendre pour une danseuse de ballet. Tato kniha mi vlastně řekla, že si mám jít za svým snem a i kdyby všichni okolo tvrdili, že svého snu nikdy nedosáhnu, vždy je tu ještě vesmír, který se pokusí mi můj sen splnit, pokud se nevzdám a budu věřit. This story is about not judging a book by its cover and also about being able follow your desires and aspirations. If you’re a teacher you might also be interested in our teaching resources to go with this book over in our Teaching Resource area. This story could bring about several discussion points including hobbies, careers and even the the introduction of dance in PE.
Her books have been nominated for a number of prizes including the Booktrust Early Years Award (2010), The Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2010, 2012), The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (2011, 2013), Oscar’s Book Prize (2015), and The Dundee Picture Book Award (2019). I like the way it is a dog who is being told can't do things -it makes his sadness even more heart breaking and is a different approach to gender stereotypes.This book subtly introduces gender stereotypes and would be a really good opener for a lesson about stereotypes and for children to discuss why dogs can’t do ballet, or why woman can’t be firefighters or why men can’t be nurses etc etc. It also gave us a chance to talk about how everyone should be given a chance to try something they may not usually do. The illustrations match the text beautifully, and add more emotion to the story; even showing Biff shed a tear. Like most stories aimed at young children this story emphasises the importance of importance of living honorably.
It is a sophisticated story with sophisticated language including some French ballet terms which my class found inexplicably, but amusingly, funny when I read the story aloud! When she goes to ballet he follows her without her knowing, he hides behind trees and other things on her walk, but she can feel someone watching her on the way.This hilarious and beautifully illustrated book will have young readers giggling time and time again. One reason being that I always dress up animals up in clothes and wish that they could have human characteristics and perform in them.
The pages are tactile; the paper has a lovely feel it making the book a pleasure to handle before even getting to the story. Dogs Don't Do Ballet , which she illustrated, was shortlisted for the 2010 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the 2010 BookTrust Early Years Award. Explore concepts of joyful movement, acceptance and help children explore big ideas such as appearance-based bullying and judgement with the help of Biff, an adorable puppy who will stop at nothing to become a ballet dancer.
He doesn't do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. On the back cover, the blurb is written with the young reader in mind and will entice them from the get go, describing the story as “A fabulous feel-good book about a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams”. Throughout the book Biff follows around his owner and tries to join in with ballet and ballet activities, with his owner constantly being told that dogs don’t do ballet. Dogs don't do ballet' tells a story of a little girls who regularly attends her ballet dance classes. Ma fille de 4 ans adore ce livre - une très belle histoire qui nous montre que l'on puisse suivre nos rêves et faire ce que l'on veut malgré ce que pensent des gens / My four-year old daughter loves this book - it's a beautiful story that shows us that we can follow our dreams and do what we want despite what other people think.