In story and illustrations, presents five classic ballets: Giselle, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. Includes photographs from Royal Ballet productions, and is accompanied by an audio CD.
What Kind of Book is The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories
This isn't a book you'll sit down and read through with your child, but it's a great book to go back to over and over again. There is a lot of information about each of the featured classic ballets, and it's presented in a variety of ways: text, photographs, drawings, etc. It would be a great way to introduce your little ballerina to a ballet before going to see it!