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Brontorina has a dream. She wants to dance. But Brontorina is rather large -- too large to fit in Madame Lucille's dance studio. Brontorina does not have the right shoes, and everyone knows you can't dance without the proper footwear. Still, Brontorina knows, deep in her heart, that she is meant to be a ballerina.

James Howe introduces a lovable dinosaur whose size is outmatched only by her determination, and whose talent is outmatched only by her charm. Accompanied by Randy Cecil's beguiling illustrations, here is an irresistible story that proves that no problem is too big when the heart and imagination know no bounds.

This sweet and funny story encourages kids to consider talent and heart before appearance — and reminds them that many "rules" about what people should look like are easy to change.

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"[When] Madame admits Brontorina...humorous scenes show little boys and girls doing arabesques, relevés, and jetés, while enormous Brontorina gracefully crashes into the ceiling. Madame concludes that the new pupil is just too big....[but then] has a realization: 'The problem is not that you are too big. The problem is that my studio is too small,' and the academy gets relocated and renamed." -- Sara Lissa Paulson, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author James Howe
Illustrator Randy Cecil
ISBN 0763653233
Publication Date Feb 12, 2013
Publisher Candlewick
Language English