Davina Bell is an award-winning writer for young readers of many ages. She writes picture books, junior fiction and middle-grade fiction. Davina’s debut young-adult novel will be published in 2020. She lives in Melbourne, where she works as a children’s book editor.
Jenny Løvlie is an illustrator and bird enthusiast from Ekkeroy in northern Norway. Being the first child born in the village in 12 years left a lot of time for her to develop her imagination and drawing skills. Her style is bright and colourful with lots of texture, plants and animals. She draws a lot of inspiration from the Arctic landscape, flora and fauna. She is the illustrator of the Waterstones Prize-winner The Girls. Jenny has a BA in illustration from Kingston University and is now based in Cardiff.
How to be a Real Ballerina
(Paperback) - 06/01/2022
From Davina Bell and Waterstones Award-winning illustrator of The Girls, Jenny Løvlie, comes a beautifully diverse and inclusive picture book perfect for any aspiring dancer.
There is a lot to learn about being a ballerina. It is hard work and can seem silly at times. If you fall over, don’t panic. You don't have to be perfect! But when you walk out on the stage, it will feel like magic and fireworks and Christmas-tree lights in your tummy, and you'll know that no matter what, you're a real ballerina.
Also by Davina Bell and Jenny Løvlie, I Love Tractors! : the story of one little boy's obsession with all things tractor.