Tanya and Emily in a Dance for Two

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Tanya, the irrepressible heroine of Dance, Tanya, returns to join her new friend Emily, a young girl with a special talent for dancing, in a remarkable pas de deux at the winter dance recital.

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 3-As in Dance, Tanya (1989) and Bravo, Tanya (1992, both Philomel), this little girl's passion for movement shines through here, and she dances in her own, sometimes unconventional, way. She's the wiggliest in the class, always at the end of the line, but finds joy in everything about ballet. When a newcomer, Emily, joins the class, she does everything properly. On a walk through the park, Tanya teaches her new friend to find many inspirations to dance, and Emily teaches Tanya how to do a cabriole. Neither girl is alone anymore, and their friendship reinforces their complementary skills. Ichikawa's watercolors are equally deft in depicting Tanya's free spiritedness and Emily's grace. Like the girls, her lines are always in motion, and Tanya and Emily leap off the pages. The palette is brighter than in the first two books, and Ichikawa uses grays to paint the offsets, which show the companions working and practicing before they actually perform the steps. This book has a larger format than the previous two and reflects that Tanya, too, has grown. Children will be inspired to create their own steps and encouraged by the idea that there is room for more than one style of expression.
Cheri Estes, Dorchester Road Regional Library, Charleston, SC
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The wiggly, petite dancer last seen in Bravo, Tanya continues to express her joie de ballet in this rousing encore. When Emily joins Tanya's dance class, everyone (including Barbara, Tanya's ballerina bear) recognizes that Emily is a prima ballerina: she's lithe and limber, able to execute even the difficult cabriole. At first Emily is "always alone" and Tanya "always goes her own way." But when the two girls meet by chance in the park zoo, Tanya's imitative, free-spirited ostrich dance captivates Emily, who joins with Tanya to dance the flamingo, the panther, the giraffe and the "wild leaping goat" (otherwise known as the cabriole). From then on, the two enter into a special friendship. The disciplined Emily helps Tanya refine her movements, while Tanya brings laughter to Emily. As in the other Tanya stories, Ichikawa applies her dexterous, empathic humor to the text through lively watercolors. With a palette varied in brightness and tone, Ichikawa evokes mood and place, whether inside the dusky dance hall or in the crisp outdoors. Even more impressively, she conveys Tanya's state of perpetual motion and Emily's unusual grace. Ichikawa and Gauch, like the girls, partner each other beautifully. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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