Author(s): Saska Scoon
"Miss Rosie s Academy of Dance" is a very special school for talented kittens - so Annie Twinkle-toes is absolutely thrilled when she is accepted. Follow the shy little kitten in her first week at Miss Rosie s Academy. It is a week full of ballet (in fact, of all sorts of dancing), learning and most importantly, making new friends. Annie Twinkle-toes and her fellow dancing cats will enthral all little girls (and some little boys) especially those who love dancing and kittens. "Miss Rosie s Academy of Dance" will appeal primarily to 3-8 year olds. - All kittens drawn doing ballet are in true classical positions with correct ballet technique (alignment, turn out, pointed toes, arm positions correctly shaped/placed).-Ballet vocabulary referring to basic ballet steps and positions are included in story.-Story runs through school week in chronological order, mentioning each day of the week as it comes (helping children learn days of the week). -The Academy clock showing the correct class time is shown on all pages which depict the kittens commencing a new lesson (familiarise children with telling the time on an analogical clock). -References to a real traditional ballet (Sleeping Beauty), with pictures of costumes (Blue-bird and Aurora), that are faithful to the original ballet. These references also mention famous conductors and dates that are correct. There is a strong message in the story about working hard at school/ dancing but also lessons about how important it is to smile, say hello and make new friends. "