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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Nov 27, Cheryl rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book shows that stereotypes can be wrong, and off This is a charming story with some good messages. In this book Nate does what he wants even after his brother tells him ballet is only for girls. The illustrations were created through the use on pan and ink. Even though his older brother teases him, and says that only girls are ballerinas, he persists.

Apr 24, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: And thanks to supportive parents and a trip to the ballet to see the male dancers, he realizes he can. Excellent story of a boy who is determined to succeed in a non-traditional activity.

After a class trip to see a ballet, Nate knows that he wants to dance too–ballet dance. It provided Nate’s seed of doubt.

Ballerino Nate

Return to Book Page. Instead, I felt this dialogue was true to the way kids talk to each other even their siblings and it served a vital function in introducing and reinforcing the stereotypes of society.

Open Preview See baloerino Problem? It’s nicely complex, yet not overly wordy, and has a really sweet ending. If you hate me this question in public I’ll give you some sort of answer, but it won’t be the truth. Nate has the heart of a dancer, and he is determined to learn ballet.


Description: Ballerino Nate / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ; pictures by R. W. Alley.

He loves his class and his teacher. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kids need to know that girls and boys can do what ever they want even if it the opposite is more interested in it. Nate mom even read him books about ballet and even learn ballet terminology.

Boys can be ballerinas This is a good boy to teach the class that boys and girls can do whatever sports or activities they have the desire. I just adored this book. A little boy – Nate – discovers he loves ballet dancing and wants to be a ballerina. This book tells Nate’s story.

Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Without this, he would never know that many people think ballet is strictly for girls and the story would lose the tension that makes it work. Ben is not thrilled Nate goes to see a ballet recital with his class from school and is excited by the dancing.

When Nate attends the ballet he is the only one watching and is standing mate his chair to get a closer look, He really enjoyed the ballet he was impressed by the costumes, music, and the movements that the dancers presented on stage such as the leaps the dancers were doing.

As a child I always imagined how wonderful it would be to wake up natee a pony in the back yard, but the way the farm I live on now sits it makes ballerio sense for the pastures to be in the front of the house. This book exceeded my expectations. Nov 10, Lauren Brown rated nzte it was amazing Shelves: When the dancers told him the news was happy and couldn’t wait to go home and tell his brother.

Nate’s mom took him to a professional ballet performance where he noticed there were men dancing on stage, after the show he got a chance to talk to one of the professional dancers that was a male and told Nate that he dose not consider himself a ballerina but as a ballerino.


I enjoyed the illustrations, but quite honestly the story line lacked. Not bad as in language or dirty, but just not nice, for lack of better words.

Charming albiet with a minor plot hole. Both of us liked this one and it’s mate good lesson. Sep 30, Emelda rated it liked it Shelves: For me, a nats of the book was how the author captured family dynamics among the Mom, Dad and 2 little boys. The role of the pictures play an important role in this book it helps describe the text and to let who ever is reading this book what is going on.

He loves to do ballet, put on puppet shows, etc. Feb 28, Magen rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 09, Camille Andrews rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 09, John rated it it was amazing. He wants to dance just like the ballerinas.

But this time instead of standing his ground and say yes they can Nate beings to think that Ben is right after all. This is also discrimination against males who want to dance but because of their gender are embarrassed to.

Hoffman rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 messag Picture book.