After attending a student ballet performance with his kindergarten class, Nate decides he wants to become a ballet dancer. After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet Instead, he tells Nate that he hopes some day to be a top ballerino. Ballerino Nate. [Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; R W Alley] — After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his.

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He loves his class and his teacher.

Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Feb 14, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Fortunately, Nate’s parents are more supportive and they encourage him by enrolling him in a ballet class and taking him to a professional performance. He loves to do ballet, put on puppet shows, etc.

Feb 28, Magen rated it really liked it Shelves: Not bad as in language or dirty, but just not nice, for lack of better words. Read and find out! Feb 06, Miranda Parker added it Shelves: Jan 16, The Brothers rated it really liked it Shelves: This is also discrimination against males who want to dance but because of their gender are embarrassed to. Both of us liked this one and it’s a good lesson. Nate is distraught, but his parents soothe his ruffled feelings and take him to a ballet so he can see professional male dancers.


As a child I always imagined how wonderful it would be to wake up to a pony in the back yard, but the way the farm I live on now sits it makes better sense for the pastures to be in the front of the house.

I love this book. Nate goes to see a ballet recital with his class from school and is excited by the dancing. I like how they are all different dogs, the dancers especially are drawn as humans with dog faces but I still like their canine works. Feb 25, Heather rated it really liked it. Montgomery, Madeline L’Engle, K.

The truth is, I have no idea. The illustrations were fun and worked well, though it would have been nice to see a little more variety in the child ballerinas; the girls all wore pink, which sort of falls into the same camp as “boys can’t do ballet.

Description: Ballerino Nate / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ; pictures by R. W. Alley.

Excellent story of a boy who is determined to succeed in a non-traditional activity. He decides that he wants to learn ballet, but his older brother scoffs at him and insists that only girls can do that. Do what you like, like what you do He is met with criticism from his older brother who let’s him know ballet is NOT for boys. Nate is in Kindergarten and his class is going on a field trip to the Ballet with his older brother Ben’s class His brother keeps discouraging and making fun of him because he likes ballet so much.


When the dancers told him the news was happy and couldn’t wait to go home and tell his brother. For some unknown reason the illustrator decided to picture all the characters as dogs which children may find amusingbut to me, detracts from the story and its message.

Apr 24, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: The literary element that plays a role in this story is gender and mood. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


He practiced in the kitchen,on the lawn, and on the driveway while it ballerijo hot. Open Preview See a Problem? Nate has the heart of a dancer, and he is determined to learn ballet.

Nate had his first ballet class and his brother was trying to discourage again. When walking home from dance class Ben asked Nate was he right about the class? Boys can be ballerinas