After attending a student ballet performance with his kindergarten class, Nate decides he wants to become a ballet dancer. After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet Instead, he tells Nate that he hopes some day to be a top ballerino. Ballerino Nate. [Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; R W Alley] — After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his.

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Mar 28, Heidi rated it it was hallerino Shelves: The truth is, I have no idea. He wants to dance just like the ballerinas. Nate had his first ballet class and his brother was trying to discourage again. Nov 10, Lauren Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 21, Taryn rated it it was amazing. Kindergartner Nate loves to dance. Trivia About Ballerino Nate. He is met with criticism from his older brother who let’s him know ballet is NOT for boys.

This book presents stereotypes that only girls can be ballerinas and that they only wear one color pink and always wear dresses.

BALLERINO NATE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley , R.W. Alley | Kirkus Reviews

This book was a hit in our house. This book tells Nate’s story.

Don’t let other’s put mate your love just because it’s different. It provided Nate’s seed of doubt. Nate is very interested and excited but his brother Ben is opposite of him and thinks the ballet yucky. At Nate and Ben’s homeoutside, two theaters, and at the dancing school.

These bubbles allow the reader to know the character even better than with the dialogue alone. Oct 08, Jane Irish Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: This book reveals stereo-types and shows how boys can be ballerinas too. We’re big on challenging gender roles and allowing people to do what is right for them. If you ask me this question in public I’ll give you some sort of answer, but it won’t be the truth.


Ben once again tells Nate that he cant be a ballerina and they both have a yes they can not they cant argument. Do what you like, like what you do In this book Nate does what he wants even after his brother tells him ballet is only for girls.

Nate has the heart of a dancer, and he is determined to learn ballet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His parents are supportive. I could use this book to teach about encouraging others, This book tells Nate’s story. When Ben and Nate are lying in their beds Ben constantly kept telling Nate that boys could never ever be ballerinas. Lists with This Book.

ballegino Not bad as in language or dirty, but just not nice, for lack of better words. This book exceeded my expectations. May 12, Scottsdale Public Library added it Shelves: A little boy – Nate – discovers he loves ballwrino dancing and wants to be a ballerina.

This book is about a student who partakes in female activities. For some unknown reason the illustrator decided to picture all the characters as dogs which children may find amusingbut to me, detracts from the story and its message.

Ballerino Nate

Alley Goodreads Author Illustrations. Apr 10, Raven Grider rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Nate mom even read him books about ballet and even learn ballet terminology. Nov 27, Cheryl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Will Nate be able to bzllerino his dream of being a ballet dancer? They should not make other people happy, but instead make themselves happy. Jun 23, Rebekah rated it it was amazing Shelves: He decides that he wants to learn ballet, but his older brother scoffs at him and insists that only girls can do that.


One day before school started Nate’s mom told him that he would be joining bllerino new beginner dance class with permission from the teacher Miss Nadia. Hardcover32 pages. I read this book with Armando, baplerino beginner reader. After a class trip to see a ballet, Nate knows that he wants to dance too–ballet dance. In the end Nate goes to see a professional ballet performance with his mother, meets some of the male dancers in the company, and finds renewed confidence in his aspirations.


This is also discrimination against males who want to dance but because of their gender are embarrassed to. Nate practiced everywhere once his mom said maybe in the for lessons. As a child I always imagined how wonderful it would be to wake up to a pony in the back yard, but the way the farm I live on now sits it makes better sense for the pastures to be in I grew up loving books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lois Lenski, L.

Oct 09, John rated it it was amazing.