The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea

Best friends Ballet Cat and Sparkle Pony are trying to find something to play together.... read more

Best friends Ballet Cat and Sparkle Pony are trying to find something to play together. But all Ballet Cat wants to do is dance, and her enthusiasm is a force Sparkle Pony can’t overcome. Sparkle Pony finally gives in, but his disappointment is obvious. Finally, he confesses the truth: He doesn’t love to dance, at least not all the time. The realistic self-centeredness of Ballet Cat and the growing anxiety of Sparkle Pony are things children will be able to recognize and relate to. Both are conveyed entertainingly through speech bubble text and blithe line-drawn images in a book that concludes with another confession: Ballet Cat likes Sparkle Pony even more than dancing. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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