Zombelina

Zombelina

Book - 2013
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A young zombie gives a haunting performance in her first ballet dance recital.
Publisher: New York :, Walker Books for Young Readers,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780802728036
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,coloured illustrations ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Idle, Molly Schaar - Illustrator

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forbesrachel Jan 10, 2019

Zombelina loves to dance, and when she starts ballet lessons, she is "frightfully" good. Her classmates aren't that thrilled, but she doesn't mind. Then comes the night of the big performance, and Zombelina freezes in the unfamiliar environment. The audience leaves, her classmates leave, but her family stays. With their encouragement she is able to dance her heart out. With her rhyming text Crow delivers a story that many young performers can relate too. You can be a genius in your art, and still end up terribly nervous when in front of an audience. Idle's sweeping lines once again portray the beauty of dance. The soft palette, linework, and designs fit with Zombelina's inner beauty; even as others cry out that she is a zombie, readers won't care. She loves dance, is good at it, and gets up when down. All in all, there are a few good lessons in this book.

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Jan 03, 2018

This book is hilarious! There's a whole category of zombie children's books, and this one is in the top five! If you have any little" Helena Bonham Carter in a Tim Burton movie" ballerinas running around your house they will love this!

emilymelissabee Aug 12, 2013

A very cute story about a little zombie who learns ballet, this is also an underlying story about being different and being proud to be different.

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