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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Ballerino Nate

Oct 09, John rated it it was amazing. His brother serves as the voice of society, saying “boys don’t do ballet! Feb 14, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: I just adored this book. Without this, he would never know that many people think ballet is strictly for girls and the story would lose the tension that makes it work. Apr 24, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: He is especially entranced with ballet, but his older brother teases him and says only girls can be ballerinas, and they wear dresses, and pink shoes.

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. While we’ve found some good books for girls in this department, this is the first I’ve encountered for the boys.


Mar 28, Heidi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I could use this any day in natf when we are talking about stereo-typing classes Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the end, Nate discovers that boys and men do indeed dance and instead of being called ballerinas, they are ballerinos.

He is met with criticism from his older brother who let’s him know ballet is NOT for boys. Even boys can dance and girls can play sports.

This story took place: For me, a strength of the book was how the author captured family dynamics among the Mom, Dad and 2 little boys. Even though his older brother teases him, and says that only girls are ballerinas, he persists. Perhaps it’s my love for ba,lerino things ballet, but I found this book to be positively charming. A little ballwrino – Nate – discovers he loves ballet dancing and wants to be a ballerina.

Alley Goodreads Author Illustrations. I could use this book to teach about encouraging others, especially siblings, to do what they love.

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

Boys can be ballerinas Jul 05, Maggie rated it really liked it Shelves: Nate goes to ballet class and it’s all girls and pink tights and tutus. I think this is natd special book that I would pull out if a situation arose to start a conversation on this topic.

Nate is in Kindergarten and his class is going on a field trip to the Ballet with his older brother Ben’s class Books by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.


He loves to do ballet, put on puppet shows, etc. Ben is not thrilled Jan 16, The Brothers rated it really liked it Shelves: As a child I always imagined how wonderful it would be to wake up to a pony in the back yard, but the way the farm I live on now sits it makes better sense for the pastures to be in I grew up loving books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lois Lenski, L.

Aug 21, Taryn rated it it was amazing.

When I say it’s realistic, I’m thinking of how Nate, a boy, wants to be a ballerino. Nate is distraught, but his parents soothe his ruffled feelings and take him to a ballet so ballerini can see professional male dancers. Nate’s mom took him to a professional ballet performance where he noticed there were men dancing on stage, after the show he got a chance to talk to one of the professional dancers that was a male and told Nate that he dose not consider himself a ballerina but as a ballerino.

This book was a hit in our house. At Nate baolerino Ben’s homeoutside, two theaters, and at the dancing school.

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