Title: Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret
Author & Illustrator: Bob Shea
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Summary: It looks like Ballet Cat only loves one thing… ballet. But when her best friend Sparkles confesses a secret secret (sometimes he doesn’t want to play ballet) he’s afraid Ballet Cat won’t be his friend any more. Ballet Cat shares her own secret… she loves Sparkles more than ballet!
Literary Merit: A lovely lesson about being a good friend and doing things that someone else may enjoy wrapped up in a simple story without being preachy.
Kid Appeal: Easy to read and fun for emerging readers.
Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Easy Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.