Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vampirina Ballerina by Countess Anne Marie Pace, Book Review

By: Anne Marie Pace
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: 8.7.12
Ages: 6 & up
Rating: 4 Owlets
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Oh, to be a ballerina! It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can't see yourself in the mirror? And then there's wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all STAGE FRIGHT!!!

Simply adorable! Who would have thought a young vampire would want to learn ballet? Vampirina does. Though it's a little hard at first for her to learn it, she never gives up. Before she knows it, the big night to show off what they've learned in ballet class is here.

Vampirina Ballerina is a cute, really fun read. I love the mix of vampires and ballerinas. The vampires and monsters are illustrated in nice, friendly way, making this a book young readers will enjoy looking at, and not get scared with. I loved the vintage like illustrations and felt like they completed the story. They were adorable. I never thought I call a vampire adorable, but Vampirina is. 

I would definitely recommend picking this up this Halloween season. Vampire book doesn't get much cuter than this! Plus there's a great message within the story about not giving up. You can't go wrong. 

* I received a free copy of the book from the publisher to review. Reviews are my own. 

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