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By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dino's gotta dance in sweet, body-positive ballet tale.

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BRONTORINA not only has a sweet message about following your dream and being accepted no matter what shape or size you are, it also has wonderful, warm oil illustrations and a diverse cast. The contrast of the tiny boys and girl and the giant orange Brontorina is cute and funny. And Madame Lucille's attitude is wonderful. She acknowledges that Brontorina is graceful in her arabesques and jetés, and when another dinosaur shows up at her outdoor academy and tells her, "I want to dance," she responds without hesitation, "Then you must, my dear."

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