After attending a student ballet performance with his kindergarten class, Nate decides he wants to become a ballet dancer. After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet Instead, he tells Nate that he hopes some day to be a top ballerino. Ballerino Nate. [Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; R W Alley] — After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his.

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His brother then tells Ben that he is a boybut Nate really wanted to do ballet. Kids need to know that girls and boys can do what ever they want even if it the opposite is more interested in it.

Patricia MacLachlan and Jane Yolen helped me start writing. In the end Nate goes to see a professional ballet performance with his mother, meets some of the male dancers in the company, and finds renewed confidence in his aspirations.

Alley Goodreads Author Illustrations. Dec 10, Ballfrino rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 23, Rebekah rated it it was amazing Shelves: The artwork is delightful as well. It provided Nate’s seed of doubt. This book presents stereotypes that only girls can be ballerinas and that they only wear one color pink and always wear dresses.

Jun 19, Viviane Elbee rated it really liked it Shelves: Nate sees how much fun dancing is. Apr 28, Haizelbear rated it really liked baplerino Shelves: While we’ve found some good books for girls in this department, this is the first I’ve encountered for the boys. I like this book because his brother think he can not do ballerina stuff, but he can do ballerina stuff and then they see ballerinas.



When the dancers told him the news was happy and couldn’t wait to go home bwllerino tell his brother. And he begins to dance. This book tells Nate’s story.

It’s a little on the long side, so probably for older preschoolers and elementary students. Nate is distraught, but his parents soothe his ruffled feelings and take him to a ballet so he can see professional male dancers.

For some unknown reason the illustrator decided to picture all the characters as dogs which children may find amusingbut to me, detracts from the story and its messag Picture book.

Oct 08, Jane Irish Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. At Nate and Ben’s homeoutside, two theaters, and at the dancing school. Feb 26, Mandy J. This is a charming story with some good messages. The book was his choice.

Description: Ballerino Nate / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ; pictures by R. W. Alley.

He practiced in the kitchen,on the lawn, and on the driveway while it was hot. But his older natee who is in second grade tells him that only girls ballerin ballet dancers. I mean ballerinos too! Luckily, he has supportive parents. Oct 09, John nzte it it was amazing.

Return to Book Page. Nate went to his mom and told her he wante This story was about Nate who brings home a permission slip to a school ballet. This is an inspirational book! A little boy – Balllerino – discovers he loves ballet dancing and wants to be a ballerina. No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 06, Miranda Parker added it Shelves: Fortunately, Nate’s parents are more supportive and they encourage him by enrolling him in a ballet class and taking him to a professional performance. Nov 27, Cheryl rated it it was amazing Shelves: The illustrations were created through the use on pan and ink.


The book shows that stereotypes can be wrong, and offers encouragement to kids who want to do something different from what most of their peers might be doing. Oct 09, Camille Andrews rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a heartwarming reminder to stay true to yourself hallerino of what other people say about your passions. Nate had a melt down and his dad had a talk with him and his brother.

Nate goes to ballet class and it’s all girls and pink tights and tutus.

BALLERINO NATE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley , R.W. Alley | Kirkus Reviews

Refresh and try again. He wants to dance just like the ballerinas. Do what you like, like what you do Feb 28, Magen rated it really liked it Shelves: In this book Nate does what he wants even after his brother tells him ballet is only for girls. I like how the illustrations show what Nate and the other characters are thinking by thought ante.

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