The Starlight Ballerina
Children's large board book 'The Starlight Ballerina', by Nicole Baxter and Deborah Jones. Has illustrations that sparkle throughout the book. The first page has a small sticker on it, the cover has some scuffing and some small indent marks and a few inside pages have a line bend and some dent marks/scuffing.
~Maia wants to dance, she wants it more than anything, but somehow everything goes wrong - then, one night, she makes a special friend who helps her to shine...This enchanting board book has indented foil details on every page, bringing to life the shining autumn leaves, the glittering winter snow, the glowing Northern Lights, and a helpful sparkling star. The story is told using simple vocabulary and familiar language that youngsters can follow easily, whether you read to them or they try by themselves. It is ideal for sharing with little ones aged 2 to 7. Little Maia dreams of becoming a ballerina - but at her dance lessons she never seems to get anything right. Then one evening, just as Maia is closing her tearful eyes, a shimmering light appears on her windowsill, and a silvery voice speaks to her. "Little Maia," calls the sparkling star. "Dance through the night sky with me, and I will show you wonderful things!" Floating through the air, Maia sees the Earth beneath her, the moon above, the shining gold and copper leaves of autumn, snow glittering upon the ground farther around the globe, and the graceful glow of the Northern Lights. All of these beautiful wonders of the world are highlighted with eye-catching holographic foil.
As Maia's heavenly friend leads her, the little girl learns to whirl, twirl and spin like the autumn leaves, to keep on rehearsing her moves, like the moon with its ceaseless and dependable rise and fall. Maia discovers how to shine like the Northern Lights. Young readers will come to realize that learning can be fun. It need not be frightening, if you just take things one step at a time.
Published in 2004