Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment
Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment
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Annotation: Parker Looks Up returns with an uplifting story about Parker making a new friend and learning about self-expression, opening your heart, and helping others.
Catalog Number: #299747
Format: Perma-Bound from Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Illustrator: Jackson, Brittany,
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-534-45474-8 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-0062-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-534-45474-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-0062-2
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2021940675
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
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Kirkus Reviews
In this follow-up to Parker Looks Up (2019), the mother-and-daughter author team explores Parker’s experience as a big sister, beginner ballerina, and friend.One day in dance class, Parker careens into new student Mira, whose performance of some advanced moves leaves Parker impressed and excited. When Parker wonders how she can dance like Mira, she “looks up” and is inspired by the posters of well-known Black ballet dancers in the dance studio. She practices at home to perfect her moves, even when little sister Ava and baby brother Cash interrupt. On the day of her recital, Parker is surprised to see that Mira is overcome with stage fright and thinks quickly to help her and thus save the show. This is a charming story of determination and friendship. Parker models excellent skills of kindness in her relationships with her siblings as well as with Mira. Jackson’s colorful, child-friendly cartoons include illustrations of basic ballet movements, some incorrectly labeled; they also depict Parker and her classmates dancing on pointe though they are much too young and not wearing proper toe shoes. Both lapses will have balletomanes clucking their tongues. The backmatter includes brief bios of the dancers seen on the posters, a note from Jessica Curry about Parker’s love of dance, and an afterword from Misty Copeland. (This book was reviewed digitally.)This second Parker book indeed shines (but not as ballet instruction). (Picture book. 5-8)
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Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: K-3

The New York Times bestselling team behind Parker Looks Up returns with an uplifting story about Parker making a new friend and learning about self-expression, opening your heart, and helping others.

Parker Curry loves being a big sister. She gets to play dress-up with her little sister, Ava, and piano with her baby brother, Cash. And Parker loves to dance, twirling and leaping and spinning in joy.

But when a dancer joins her class and needs her help, Parker wonders if she has what it takes to be not only a real dancer, but a real friend.

This inspirational picture book has an afterword by prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland.


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