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Katy Duck, Dance Star

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Illustrated by Henry Cole

Board Book

Ages 2 to 5

Simon and Schuster, 2008, 1-4169-3337-9

  Katy Duck loves to dress up and she is therefore delighted when her aunt sends her a multicolored boa for a present. Being a dancer she is sure that dance stars wear their boas everywhere and this is what Katy does. Unfortunately Katy’s boa becomes rather a nuisance when she visits the museum and when she tries to play on the playground. It gets wrapped around things and people in a most frustrating way

  In spite of this Katy is determined to wear her boa to her dance class. After all, “all dance stars” wear boas. What Katy soon discovers is that dance stars do not wear their boas during their dance lessons. Boas and dance lessons most definitely do not mix. What is to be done about Katy and her boa?

  Little girls who love to dress up will immediately find themselves identifying with Katy Duck in this charming little story. Who doesn’t love boas? They are the height of fashion after all. The pickles that Katy finds herself in because of her boa will make young readers laugh, and they will find the ending very satisfactory indeed.

  With comical illustrations and a very loveable main character, this board book story is sure to become a firm favorite with duck fans, ballet fans, and boa fans alike.

  Readers who enjoy this book might also like to look at “Katy Duck” which is also written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and is illustrated by Henry Cole. 



Katy Duck Dance Star


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