Emerson is back on a reading kick and Ballerinas are Beautiful has quickly become one of her favorite books. Ballerinas are Beautiful has three short stories about three ballerinas; Di, Izzy, and Zoe. Each ballerina has her own story. The story of Dizzy Ballerina Izzy is about her not knowing her left foot from her right foot. The story of Shy Ballerina Di is about Di being too shy to go on stage and dance the main part in a production. And, the story of Showy Ballerina Zoe is about Zoe being too confident and boastful for an audition. Emerson has a great time filling in the words I leave out of the book and pointing out all the ballerinas in their tutus. I think it has also given her the dance bug and hopefully it will help her transition into dance classes a bit better than her first experience went.