‘Ballet Bunnies,’ by Lucy Freegard.

When this book pirouetted its way through my letterbox, I knew it was destined to find its forever home at my ballet-loving niece’s house. So before I deliver it this afternoon, here’s a little review so you can enjoy it too.


Betty Bunny Dreams of becoming a ballerina, like her heroes Darcey Burrow and Rudolph Carrotyev. The only problem is that she has never dance in front of anyone except her baby sister Bluebell, who was her biggest fan and an excellent clapper.

When Betty goes to ballet lessons, everyone seems so much better than her. She just can’t seem to remember the steps, and with the end of year show approaching fast, Betty doesn’t have very much time to learn them.

Fortunately, with a positive mindset, perseverance, determination and a little bit of personal flair, Betty is set to dazzle on stage in her debut performance.  But what will Bluebell think?

A delightful story for any aspiring prima ballerina and a great lesson in trying our best and persevering. The illustrations really capture Betty’s energy and passion, and also contain some funny details for the sharper-eyed amongst you.

Library Girl.

*Thank you to Pavilion Books for sending me this title to review*

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