cover image Katy Duck Goes to Dance Class

Katy Duck Goes to Dance Class

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole, S&S/Little Simon, $9.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4169-6062-1

This balletic book follows Capucilli and Cole's (Katy Duck, Center Stage) familiar peppy protagonist as she literally dances across the page. With the help of tabs and flaps, a tutu-clad Katy flutters her wings, pitter-patters her feet, practices her plié, and imagines leaping over the moon, each time uttering a spirited "Tra-la-la. Quack! Quack!" With no conflicts to interfere, Katy's adventure is built solely on movement and smiles. Young fans will likely agree with Katy, who "could hardly wait to go to dance class again!" Ages 2–5. (July)