Katherine Holabird & Helen Craig(Puffin)

My 3 year-old daughter has just started ballet and what better tale to accompany this new experience but this wonderful picture book which is 25 years-old this year!
Angelina is a little mouse who loves to dance. She dances at home, at school and even in her dreams! Unfortunately, all this dancing gets in the way of all the other things she should be doing, like tidying up, doing her homework and being helpful at home. Angelina’s parents decide it is time for her to start ballet and send her to Mademoiselle Lily’s lessons. Angelina turns out to be a gifted dancer and becomes a very happy mouse and eventually a great ballerina.
What I particularly like about this story is the positive message it send about children (or mice!) being happier if they take part in some kind of physical activity. What my daughter particularly likes about it is that it is all about ballet, and that Angelina wears a pink tutu! So everybody is happy!