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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I’m not sure why the illustrator went with animals, but other than that, I really enjoyed this one. He decides that he wants to learn ballet, but his older brother scoffs ntae him and insists that only girls can do that.

Hoffman rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s a little on the long side, so probably for older preschoolers and elementary students. Kindergartner Nate loves to dance.

After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his brother Ben tells him that only girls can be ballerinas. This story took place: It provided Nate’s seed of doubt. It’s balleirno heartwarming reminder to stay true to yourself regardless of what other people say about your passions.

BALLERINO NATE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley , R.W. Alley | Kirkus Reviews

And he’s super excited about meeting a male dancer, it’s so rare to hear “ballerino” that likely know it’s a term. He practiced in the kitchen,on the lawn, and on the driveway while it was hot.


I love that they make ballet acceptable for boys. The other students make fun of him, but that does not stop him from doing what he loves. He is especially entranced with ballet, but his older brother teases him and says only girls can be ballerinas, and they wear dresses, and pink shoes. Oct 08, Jane Irish Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: One day before school started Nate’s mom told him that he would be joining a new beginner dance class with permission from the teacher Miss Nadia.

After a class trip to see a ballet, Nate knows that he wants to dance too–ballet dance. When Ben and Nate are lying in their beds Ben constantly kept telling Nate that boys could never ever be ballerinas.


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. Nate sees how much fun dancing is.

In this book Nate does what he wants even after his brother tells him ballet is only for girls. I read this book with Armando, a beginner reader. When I say it’s realistic, I’m thinking of how Nate, a boy, wants to be a ballerino.

Want to Read saving…. Apr 28, Haizelbear rated it really liked it Shelves: Nate had a melt down and his dad had a talk with blalerino and his brother. I could use this any day in class when we are talking about stereo-typing classes Excellent story of a boy who is determined to succeed in a non-traditional activity. Read and find out! He loves his class and his teacher.


In the end, Nate discovers that boys and men do indeed dance and instead ballerinp being called ballerinas, they are ballerinos. Aug 04, Carissa rated it really liked it.

Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

This book is great to use when trying to teach gender stereotypes to little kids. The literary element that plays a role in this story is gender and mood. But his older brother who is in second grade tells him that only girls are ballet dancers. Alley Goodreads Author Illustrations. When Nate attends the ballet he is the only one watching and is standing in his chair to get a closer look, He really enjoyed the ballet he was impressed by the costumes, music, and the movements that the dancers presented on stage such as the leaps the dancers were doing.

Nate has the heart of a dancer, and he is determined to learn ballet. I think this is a special book that I would pull out if a situation arose to start a conversation on this topic.