Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants!

Ballet Cat Dance Dance Underpants Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut Leap Butter Bear leap Ballet Cat prompts But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe When Ballet Cat keeps pushing

  • Title: Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants!
  • Author: Bob Shea
  • ISBN: 9781484713792
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut Leap, Butter Bear, leap Ballet Cat prompts But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap Why Because heBallet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut Leap, Butter Bear, leap Ballet Cat prompts But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap Why Because her bottom is covered in silly underpants This second entry in the Ballet Cat series will have beginning readers rolling on the floor with laughter.

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    1. I had the pleasure of hearing Bob Shea read this book to a cafeteria full of kids in Michigan. What a treat.

    2. You always wonder how a second book in a series is going to compare to the first. Will it be as funny? Will it be as clever? Luckily for us, Ballet Cat is in good hands with Bob Shea!In this hilarious follow-up, we meet Butter Bear, another friend of Ballet. Butter Bear apparently does not want to do Ballet Cat's big leaps, but the reader is left wondering why. The end result is laugh out loud funny, and begs to be read over and over again.

    3. Good, silly book. (But Ballet Cat should maybe back off and not make Butter Bear do high jumps if she doesn't want to!)

    4. This book makes me feel uncomfortable and I can't use it for storytimes without feeling like I'm encouraging youth to do things that they don't want to do.If Butter Bear doesn't want to show her underwear by doing a leap in front of a bunch of "underwear peepers" then it's her right to say no. But this book would leave you to believe that saying no in that situation makes you lazy and you should do it anyway???

    5. "If you dance with all your heart, the only thing they will see is the beauty of ballet."Butter Bear will do just about anything to avoid doing super high leaps with Ballet Cat because she doesn't want anyone to laugh at her underwear.In the style of Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggy, this beginning chapter book should be a favorite of students, as seeing or saying underpants is just inherently funny to kids. But I also like the idea behind the story: don't worry about what people think. Perform wit [...]

    6. This. THIS. Okay, so not technically a full-length book but I still have to include it on my 2016 shelf because I want to keep it in mind later. This was so funny, so sweet and I LOVE Ballet Cat. The beauty of dance, friendship, bravery and understanding all wrapped up in 30-something (?) pages. A little gem of a children's book.

    7. Effectively captures the angst of not wanting people to see your underwear. I liked it even though there was a group of animals that camped out specifically in the hopes of seeing Butter Bear's underwear, which was a little creepy. The cereal eating scene is the best.

    8. I must say that I chuckled when Butter Bear made bossy britches Ballet Cat mad! I can't wait to read this to K students my last week and watch them lose their mind about a book with underpants in the title.

    9. I love Bob Shea. His books make me happy. And they also make me laugh. And what kid wouldn't actually giggle when they read this title?

    10. Working as an elementary librarian I have learned that certain words produce giggles regardless of the context in which they are used. One such word is "underpants". So I can pretty much guarantee that this book will elicit giggles from its intended audience. Ballet Cat and Butter Bear are practicing ballet together. Ballet Cat wants Butter Bear to do a super high leap, but Butter Bear keeps coming up with excuses for avoiding that particular activity. Ballet Cat gets more and more frustrated as [...]

    11. A fun children's book. You can do all things when you have a friend like Ballet Cat to show you the way. Butter Bear did not want to do Super-high leaps for fear of showing her underpants. What Butter Bear finds out "If you dance with all your heart, the only thing they will see is the beauty of ballet. They will forget all about your underpants. " A good read. This princple is true for children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. QuoteLeap, Butter Bear, leap!

    12. Oh my goodness. This Ballet Cat book is even funnier that the first! Totally adorable and beginning readers will love it. The colors and illustrations completely support the hilarity and sense of fun. "What's so funny about underpants?" indeed. *I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.*

    13. In this second book featuring Ballet Cat, Bear is stubbornly avoiding leaping like Cat has taught her. But why is Bear is so hesitant to leap? After all, it's the best part of ballet! Readers will love trying to determine why Bear is so nervous.

    14. I really adored the first story in this series and this one was a great follow-up! This book is totally colorful, cute, and funny as well as quite clever. I enjoyed the friendship aspects of the tale as well as how Ballet Cat teaches Butter Bear to be brave even when you’re scared.

    15. This is the first hardcore children's book I've read in a long while, but Ballet Cat poses a valid question, "What's so funny about underwear?" (quote may not be 100% verbatim)

    16. it is a bright spirited book about ballet cat and butter bear thoughts:LOVE THESE books their so funny and so bright spirited

    17. This is going to be a hit at read aloud time! Can't wait to read it to my favorite kindergarten classes. Fun, fun, fun.

    18. Such an enjoyable read aloud! High on both the humour and the vulnerability scales. Perfect for primary (and beyond) children.

    19. Will be a huge read a loud hit - kids will have a wonderful time chanting "underpants" along with the book!

    20. 3/31/2017 ** And, since I just bought a couple of copies for my school, I read it again. I still enjoyed it; can't wait to share it with my school's early readers.12/31/2016 ** Nerdies - Early Readers! nerdybookclub.wordpress/2An interesting look at peer pressure, avoidance, and hidden reasons for not wanting to try something new. A good addition to the very early reader collection.

    21. Butter Bear is willing to do anything other than leap for his friend Ballet Cat. Not to be deterred, she caters to every whim until he decides to hibernate and share why he doesn't want to leap. A touching theme about being yourself dominates the story (in a good way), and Butter Bear puts his heart and soul into his performance. No onlookers notice what he's wearing underneath.

    22. My 6-year-old loved this book. I was not all that amused by it. I tried to average the starred rating appropriately. ;)

    23. Nothing too mind-bending, but Z really appreciated the humor on this one. Nothing funnier than saying UNDERPANTS! several times, I guess.

    24. Who doesn't like cat? Or ballet? Or pretty underpants? And even if you don't like any of those things, you can still love Bob Shea's delightful illustrations and humor.

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