Miss Amy’s ballet studio is putting on a dance performance called the Butterfly Ball.
Rosa and her four friends rehearse leaping, balancing, and twirling to perfect their dances for the recital! But when Rosa's audition goes awry, she is cast in a disappointing role.
Rosa feels like all her hard work was for nothing, until her friends help her discover her small part is of great importance. Rosa feels as beautiful as a butterfly . . . and maybe even more special!
Illustrated by Belle & Boo creator Mandy Sutcliffe, The Little Dancers: Showtime! is a lovely picture book about friendship, self-esteem, and the magic of dance.
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About the author
Like so many little girls, Maryann Macdonald once dreamed of being a dancer. Dance lessons were not on offer in her big family but paper was, so Maryann became a writer instead. She has written twenty-nine books for young readers, including The Little Dancers. She grew up near Detroit and lived for many years in France and England before making New York City her home.
Mandy Sutcliffe loves illustrating children’s books. Her inspiration comes from growing up in the countryside of Cheshire, England, with her pet rabbit that she often walked to school, as well as from the magical books she read as a child, and her twin boys and their friends. She lives in Bristol with her family, where she spends her days creating the idyllic worlds of the Belle & Boo books, now joined by The Little Dancers, and drinking far too many cups of tea.