When Bootsie Barker shows up at Bernie and Lisa's ballet class, the trouble begins. "I hate ballet!" Bootsie yells. "I hate boys even more!" And she means it! Bootsie's pliÉs and pirouettes keep knocking Bernie down, but Madame blames Bernie.
Can Bernie and Lisa figure out a way to get Bootsie Barker off their backs?
About the Author
Barbara Bottner is the author of many favorites for young readers, including Rosa's Room, illustrated by Beth Spiegel; the ever-popular Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann; and Bootsie Barker Ballerina, also an I Can Read Book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Together with her husband, Gerald Kruglik, Ms. Bottner has authored the award-winning picture book Wallace's Lists, illustrated by Olof LandstrÖm, and the I Can Read Book Pish and Posh, which she illustrated.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great level 3 book that introduces some french words-(with definitions and how to pronounce) Also a nice way to show that everyone is different and likes different activities and that not everyone gets along!
I thought this book was inappropriate for young children. The story line has potential if it had stuck to 'how to deal with a bully', but the stereo-typing of the bully being the fat girl was rude and irresponsible. There are far to many quality children's books for this book to enter children's minds.