The Ballet Class

Adele Geras

Shelagh McNicholas
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Orchard Books


Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly.

Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show?

The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.

In the media
A perfect picture book for budding ballerinas

School Librarian

The illustrations are a delight. A charming book, perfect for any young ballerina


This is a book full of charming evocation of everyday life, rich in the magic of minor detail.

Books for Keeps

This book will delight any child just starting ballet. Shelagh McNicholas' exuberant and expressive illustrations add to the fun - the children's movements are captured beautifully.