This is the reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work. A little girl is taken to her first dance class. Her mum buys her some ballet shoes and a pair of baggy tights, and ties her hair into a bun. The girl bounces about with all the other girls and boys and just as things get exciting, her laces come undone and everyone falls down. It is a warm and funny depiction of a girl's first experience of a dance class and her delight in galloping about with her classmates. Helen Oxenbury's "First Storybooks" perfectly describe the small but memorable events of childhood. The words are a delight and are perfect for reading aloud, while the pictures offer warm, affectionate visions of a child's world, which parents and children will instantly recognize and love. It is a classic by one of the world's most distinguished and celebrated children's book illustrators. It is an ideal way to start a lifelong love of books. It is a definitive collection of first picture books for the very young. It is great to read aloud and appealing to beginning readers. Other books in the classic "First Story Collection" include: "The Birthday Party", "Eating Out", and, "Our Dog".