Zuri Ray Tries Ballet

by Tami Charles

On Sale: 06/15/2021

Zuri Ray Tries Ballet

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Zuri Ray Tries Ballet

by Tami Charles

illustrated by Sharon Sordo

On Sale: 06/15/2021


About the Book

From New York Times bestselling author Tami Charles and rising star illustrator Sharon Sordo comes the first book in a charming picture book series about a fun, spunky girl with a huge heart!

Meet Zuri Ray. She’s always willing to go the extra mile for family and friends and is up for any challenge. At least, that was before her best friend, Jessie, asked her to join a ballet camp.

Now Zuri isn’t sure if she’s up for everything. While Jessie can’t wait to chassé and plié while wearing tight hair buns and frilly tutus, that doesn’t sound like Zuri at all! But she can’t let her friend down. Maybe classical ballet just needs a new spin . . .

Perfect for fans of Fancy Nancy and Fresh Princess, Zuri Ray Tries Ballet encourages kids to follow their hearts and stay true to themselves!

Critical Praise

"This sweet picture book is a fun departure from the typical ballet story. Sordo’s bright, busy illustrations express the characters’ personalities and moods with energy and pizzazz. A refreshing celebration of individuality, friendship, and exploration."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Radiating warmth and care, readers will adore the vividly animated characters and feel encouraged by Zuri Ray and her example of finding compassion for herself and practicing honesty in friendship. A wonderful addition to any collection.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

"It’s nice to see a variation on the traditional ballet take, one that resolves into a gentle comedy of fearless girlhood and friendship." — Publishers Weekly

"Get ready for a hilarious adventure with a memorable best-friend duo...This work is a great choice for units on friendship, managing conflict, and learning concepts related to personal interests and hobbies." — Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062914897
  • ISBN 10: 0062914898
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 06/15/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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