Two young ballerinas, one small and one not-so-small, practise their steps and movements - from ten plies to one final hug in this delightful study of sibling affection. The younger sister's adoring, scruffy and clumsy attempts to imitate her older sister's trained, more fluid movements will bring a smile to any reader's face, and reflect the frustrations of younger readers who perhaps have similar experiences themselves!
Vivian French worked in children's theatre for ten years as both an actor and writer, before becoming an acclaimed children's author and professional storyteller. Her picture books include Please, Princess Primrose; A Song for Little Toad (shortlisted for the 1995 Smarties Book Prize); Christmas Mouse; Christmas Kitten; Lazy Jack; a retelling of A Christmas Carol; several Walker Story Plays; and the non-fiction titles Caterpillar Caterpillar (shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award) and Growing Frogs. She has also written many fiction titles for young readers. She lives in Edinburgh. Jan Ormerod won several major awards for her first book, Sunshine. She has since illustrated many books for children, including the Walker titles Eat Up. Gemma; and One Ballerina Two. Jan was born and brought up in Western Australia but now lives in Cambridge with her two daughters.