Viking Juvenile (1997), Hardcover, 80 pages
A visit from her Irish cousin during Rosie's plans for a special ballet performance proves that not everyone is perfect.
80 p.; 8.6 inches
0670869686 / 9780670869688
LibraryThing member jjohlend
With no ballet classes in the summer, Rosie decides to put on her own show, but experiences some difficulties. This plot of summer fun and competition between friends moves quickly and is sprinkled with humor, but at times feels as if parts have been left out. Perhaps this is because it is a latter book in the series, as when a character who was never introduced begins doing something unexplained. Each of the easily read chapters has a full page line drawing. Young readers will relate to Rosie's frustration with her younger brother and friends who always seem to do everything better and before her. The final message that everyone screws up and that cooperation makes things better is delivered without feeling preachy. Girls (and boys able to overcome the pink cover) interested in ballet will find a book full of terms, but the story could have used some editing to flow better.
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