Friday, 30 November 2012

Book Review : Beautiful Magical, Amazing Ballet By Mary Lee

                                                        Photo taken from Amazon
I had always love ballet and I remembered I did a ballet performance once during my primary school without any ballet lessons (amazing, right?).  I never had a chance to learn ballet but I was hoping to introduce ballet to my lil princess when the time is right.  When I saw that Jenny a (I'm a Full Time Mummy) posted about a book review, I thought it would be nice to share this story with my lil ones at home.

Here are some information about the author and the book from Amazon.

About the Author – Mary Lee
I am a writer, illustrator, graphic designer and a mom. I've lived in various places across the country but currently my heart is in the Bay Area. I have two sweet children, two dogs and a mini-cactus named spike. In my free time (ha ha ha), I like to read books, jog slowly, cook badly and sleep rarely.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479271713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479271719
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces

Book Description (Publication Date: September 6, 2012)
·     Mia is a sweet little girl with a big imagination. Today is her first day of ballet class and she is very excited. This energetic story shows what it means to be part of a team and that some things can still be wonderful even when they are not yet perfected.

My Thoughts :
I loved the colours used in the illustration of this book.  It caught the attention of my two year old princess because she likes pink a lot.  At first I thought this book was all about ballerinas but it surprised me with some of the moral values in the story.  I took this opportunity to explain to my kids (of course only my boy will understand as my lil princess is still too young) some of the lesson that we can learned from this book.  Anyway, no harm explaining to both of them together.

Lessons We Learn......
a.  Do not be afraid when things goes wrong 
I told my lil ones that we should not be afraid when things wrong.  I explain to them that when they do something wrong, do not be afraid to admit our mistake as we learned from mistakes.

b.  Team work 
I find this is a very useful word.  We need teamwork in whatever we do.  It always takes both hands to clap.  I told my son that both of them (he and his lil sister) needs to work together as a team.  I always hope that both of them will have a strong relationship together when they grow up.  I also told my son when they are in school, he needs to work together with his classmates in whatever assignments that the teacher gave them and he also needs to cooperate with his other classmates.

c.  Do not be afraid to try  
Although Mia was nervous to do the pirouette,  nevertheless she got it on her first try.  There are times when we encounter things that we have not done before but we should not be afraid to try.  Once we have taken the first step, we are on our way to success! 

Lastly, three words to describe ballerinas....Beautiful, Magical and Amazing!   

                                                           Have a nice weekend!

p/s:  All the above are solely based on my personal thoughts and I received no monetary compensation review.  I was provided with a PDF copy of the book to facilitate my review.


  1. Eh U saw this review at someone's blog ;)

    Have a nice weekend!

  2. Nice book review. You buy books from Amazon before?

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