Wednesday 25 October 2017

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop by James Mayhew (Orchard Books)

 We do love James Mayhew's books. He creates amazing stories around the idea of introducing children to different aspects of our rich and varied culture, ranging from classic artists to ballet and opera.
In his "Ella Bella Ballerina" series, James introduces famous ballets to children in a really engaging way, through Ella and her exploration of the magical stories and worlds found within each ballet's story.

This time, Ella Bella Ballerina steps into an enchanted toyshop and discovers a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls.

This is a beautiful introduction to classic ballet, "La Boutique Fantastique" and as Ella enters the vibrant colourful world of dolls and toys, she unfolds the amazing story within.  

Step inside the most wonderful toyshop where dolls come to life!
With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas.

Beautiful illustrations help to bring the ballet to life with Ella. 
James has written and illustrated quite a few in the Ella Bella Ballerina series, so be sure to check them all out!

"Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop" by James Mayhew is out now, published by Orchard Books (kindly supplied for review).