For young dance lovers, a picture book about a young boy whose father has the unique position as a ballet dancer. Written by American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Thomas Forster.
Ben and his friends are playing in their favorite part of the classroom-- the dress-up corner! They are talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Rachel wants to be a tae kwon do master, Dixie wants to be a doctor like her auntie, and John wants to be a teacher just like their teacher, Mr. Underwood. But when Ben says he wants to fly just like his daddy, his friends are sure his daddy must be a pilot.
Ben tells his friends that they aren't even close, but he offers a few more clues. His daddy is strong, gentle, fierce, and fast. His friends have lots of guesses, but no one lands on the right one until Ben gives them the biggest clue of all.
Written by a dad who is also a professional ballet dancer, this story will appeal to all ballet dancing children and their loved ones.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-0593180976 Ages 4-8
Keywords: boys and men, ballet, dance, gender equality, gender roles, parents, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Read alikes: Boys Dance; John's Turn