Perseverance (and a little help from a friend) pay off for an aspiring young gymnast in this winning entry in the I Like to Read™ series. Ella is in awe of Jan, the star of her gymnastics class. Jan can spin and leap on the balance beam. Can Ella? Her first attempt is a failure, and Ella is ready to give up. But Jan is a star at friendship too; and with her encouragement, Ella tries again-and succeeds!
This is the perfect book for girls learning to read. The adorable, leotard-clad young gymnasts fill the pages with action; and the story offers valuable, age-appropriate lessons in kindness, sportsmanship, and how important it is to try, try again.
"This cheery selection will bring feelings of accomplishment and security to new readers and budding gymnasts alike."-Kirkus Reviews
About the Series
I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.
"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal
"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews
"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews
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