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Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses

by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

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Ben's little sister Allison is a nuisance. He'd rather have a puppy. And today, while Mom is at work, Allison will be more of a nuisance than usual. Ben has to deliver her - along with her swan costume - to her ballet recital on time. It hasn't been a good day for his little sister either. The other girls in her class say that ballerinas aren't clumsy, don't wear pigtails and especially don't wear glasses. To add insult to injury, Allison is left with the biggest, limpest, saggiest swan costume of all. Convinced that she'll be nothing more than an ugly duckling, Allison is close to tears. What's a big brother to do? Ben leaps into action. Big brother will save the day. Scissors and pins, needle and thread - that's all he needs. And hair? No problem. Glasses - who needs 'em? when he gets finished, nobody's going to make fun of his little sister; she'll be the most remarkable swan of all time. A story about siblings and the bond they sometimes reluctantly share, Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses is a funny and warmhearted tale that will also strike a chord with anyone who has even felt out of place.

About the Authors

Ainslie Manson is the author of twelve books for children, including Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses, Just Like New, and Boy in Motion, which was about Hansen's youth and his coming to grips with his disability. Ainslie lives on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Dean Griffiths realized his love for drawing at the age of 12, halfway through reading a comic book. He has illustrated over a dozen children's books, including The Patchwork House by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. He lives in Duncan, BC.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 8
Awards
  • Winner, Chocolate Lily
  • Short-listed, BC Book Prize - Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Winner, Mr. Christie's Book Award

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