Mia and the Dance for Two (I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading)

by Robin Farley (Author) Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator)

Mia and her ballet friends are back in another charming I Can Read story perfect for fans of Tallulah books and aspiring ballerinas everywhere. 

Mia is excited to learn a new dance with her best friend, Ruby. But on the day of class, Ruby isn't feeling well and Mia must find another partner. At first Mia is afraid she won't have anyone to dance with, but soon Mia finds herself with not one, but two partners! Making sure no one is left out, Mia finds a solution that will work for everyone.

Mia and the Dance for Two is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 1--A ballet-dancing kitten is about to learn a new move. Her teacher is introducing a dance for two, but Mia's partner is sick and can't participate. While feeling lonely and looking forlorn, two new students each volunteer to be her partner. Knowing how it feels to be alone, she convinces her teacher to allow her to have two partners in the dance. Displaying their delight, the three girls jump and twirl and dance together. A dictionary of basic ballet positions follows the simple story. Written for the earliest readers, the text is minimal and perfectly matched with each picture. Enhanced with pastel details, the watercolor artwork is full of pink touches. This simple tale teaches a big lesson about friendship and kindness and is a welcome addition to beginning-reader collections.--Diane Antezzo, Ridgefield Library, CT

Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
November 20, 2011
I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading
BISAC categories
JUV031020 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Dance
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Best friends
Ballet dancing
Decision making

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