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Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Meet Biff, an adorable little puppy who will stop at nothing to become a ballet dancer.

My dog is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, my dog likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, my dog doesn’t think he’s a dog. My dog thinks he’s a ballerina!

A fabulous feel-good book about a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams.

Our Review Panel says...

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is a popular picture book in schools, with a message about the right to follow individual choices even when it means opting to be different from others. Biff is not like ordinary dogs. Instead of chasing sticks and scratching his fleas, Biff likes moonlight, music and walking on tiptoes. Biff does not see himself as a dog but as a ballerina, and now is his chance to follow his dreams despite the way others might see him. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is an important story celebrating the freedom to express individuality and pursue dreams despite the prejudice others may impose. Let’s all be a little kinder, the story gently implores, and allow ourselves and others to excel at whatever we love to do the most…

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