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Dancer, The

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9780027156256: Dancer, The

As a father and daughter walk through the streets of a city on the way to the little girl's dance class, colorful illustrations depict each of the ojects they see, all of which are spelled out in English, Spanish, and Japanese.

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From Publishers Weekly:

Pictures carry this story of a father and daughter who soak up the sights of their New York neighborhood en route to the girl's ballet class. Auclair's city is a succession of cheerfully colored, softly delineated scenes: a man with a parrot waits by the fruit and vegetable stand; a sidewalk artist chalks up a tropical garden; a neatly dressed violinist serenades passers-by. The text consists only of key phrases (from "Good-bye, Mommy" to "Beautiful!" to "My school"), which are also translated into Spanish and Japanese and transliterated for English speakers. Why Spanish and Japanese? Presumably these are the languages of the girl's parents, but Auclair's pictures skirt the issue, never clarifying the various characters' races. It's as if author and artist raise the question of race and then say it doesn't matter--a good answer, perhaps, but too subtle to lend coherence to this tale. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K-- A little girl leaves home one morning and, hand in hand with her father, walks across town to her ballet lesson. This simple narrative is presented in English, Spanish, and Japanese. Pronunciations are given for the Spanish and Japanese text. The watercolor illustrations are impressionistic, and impart the busy atmosphere of a big city perfectly. Young readers will be fascinated to hear the way the minimal text sounds in three different languages and will be engaged by the obviously supportive home from which the child comes. An interesting purchase for most libraries, this title has a particular place in collections dealing with Pacific Rim cultures. --Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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