Children’s author Bob Shea is delighting young readers with the adorable Ballet Cat picture book series. These charmingly illustrated books aimed at readers aged 6 to 8 years old follow the adventures of a feline who is always en pointe! Here’s a little background on the books and author:
The Totally Secret Secret”
Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play today. Nothing that Sparkles suggests–making crafts, playing checkers, and selling lemonade–goes well with the leaping, spinning, and twirling that Ballet Cat likes to do. When Sparkles’s leaps, spins, and twirls seem halfhearted, Ballet Cat asks him what’s wrong. Sparkles doesn’t want to say. He has a secret that Ballet Cat won’t want to hear. What Sparkles doesn’t know is that Ballet Cat has a secret of her own, a totally secret secret. Once their secrets are shared, will their friendship end, or be stronger than ever?
“Dance! Dance! Underpants!”
Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut. ‘Leap, Butter Bear, leap!’ Ballet Cat prompts. But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe. When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy . . . The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap. Why? Because her bottom is covered in silly underpants! This second entry in the Ballet Cat series will have beginning readers rolling on the floor with laughter.
About The Author:
Bob Shea is the author of the first book about Ballet Cat: THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET, the Dinosaur vs. series, and several other picture books, including DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD and UNICORN THINKS HE’S PRETTY GREAT. He and his wife have their own design studio in Madison, Connecticut.
The Totally Secret Secret is available in stores now, while the sequel, Dance! Dance! Underpants! is coming February 2nd. Be sure to follow Disney Books on Instagram and Twitter for more information on their new releases such as Ballet Cat!
Enter To Win:
One lucky MomStart reader will win a Ballet Cat SHOWTIME prize pack that includes the following:
- Copies of TOTALLY SECRET SECRET and DANCE! DANCE! UNDERPANTS
- Plush BALLET CAT by MerryMakers Inc.
- Kid’s tutu and ballet bag
Enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway ends on February 1st 2016 at 11:00 PM PST; winner will be drawn the following day. Giveaway is open to residents of the continental US, 18+ – no PO boxes. Please see the widget for full details and click here to read our giveaway rules. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.