Pearl loves to dance! But will she love preschool, too?

Pearl loves attending dance classes at her mother’s ballet school. Even though Pearl is the youngest and smallest ballerina, she knows how to count her poses and follow along. When her mum suggests that Pearl try going to preschool, Pearl has a lot of questions: what will she learn? Will there be dancing?

A sweet and reassuring story about trying something new that’s perfect for young children with separation anxiety or who just love to dance!


Julie Fortenberry is the author-illustrator of Lily’s Cat Mask and The Artist and the King and the illustrator of several books for children. She comes from a family of artists: her husband is a painter, her son is also an artist, and her daughter is a choreographer and dancer. She has an MFA in painting from Hunter College, USA, and her abstract artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries including the Whitney Museum of American Art. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.


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