“A feel-good story about persistence and valuing differences. Paparone’s warm, winsome color illustrations are alive with expression and movement.” —School Library Journal

“Corey infuses her ursine heroine with a strong attitude of confidence.” —Kirkus

Ballerina Bear

Shana Corey
Random House / 2002

Bernice loves ballet. There’s only one problem. Bernice is NOT graceful. When the other animals leap, she lumps. When they twirl, she tumbles. Then Bertram shows up. Bertram is graceful. He soars, he spins, and he never, ever falls. But Bertram is SO perfect, he’s boring. But when Bertram and Bernice dance together, what happens is a surprise that deserves a standing ovation!

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