Bedtime Ballet

For little ballerinas!

Ease the wind-down to sleep with this graceful, playful rhyme that will have children gliding into bed!

Two satin slippers with bunny-ear toes and stripy pajamas are dreamy dance clothes…. When the sun sets, the ballet can begin! From the first notes of the crickets’ outdoor orchestra to her grand finale indoors, one little girl glissés and jetés her way to bedtime. Rhyming verse, fun sound effects and elegant French words add delicious read-aloud flair to this delightful, dance-filled tale.



“This readaloud would be a soothing choice for bedtime, from McCloskey’s cool nighttime hues and soft charcoal-like lines to George’s calm, rhyming cadence.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Bedtime is more fun when ballet’s involved … Softly colored textured washes combine with thick linework to create a cozy atmosphere.” –Kirkus

“This sweet bedtime story is told in hushed and swooping rhyming couplets and illustrated in mixed-media with gentle watercolor washes in dreamy and subdued hues that will bring drooping eyelids with the closing rose-covered curtain.” –Booklist


Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author