Scratch and Sketch Ballet

A friend gave this book to me,

and before you are all, “Girl, please. That is a kid’s book and you are supposed to be a grown-up,” please to direct your attention to the subtitle, “An Art Activity Book for artists and dancers of all ages
Italics mine.
In your Face!
This book is totally age appropriate for thirty-five year olds!
This book is fun. Each spread has a sample drawing, and then a Mysterious Black Page facing it. Like this:

What is under that black layer?! Will it be rainbow or will it be metallic? Who knows?!?! So exciting!!!!!!!
So you take the little wooden stylus that comes with the book and start drawing, and the stylus makes a very satisfying scritch-scritch sound and it’s really fun and pretty similar to drawing with pen in that there is no erasing. This is probably good practice for the Adult Beginner who loves her some eraser.
Here’s one:

Here’s another:

The deets are: Scratch and Sketch Ballet by Mara Conlon illustrated by Martha Day Zschock, copyright 2010 Peter Pauper Press Inc.
And yes, the book is propped up on my baby’s butt in all of these pictures.
Mother Of The Year!!!!!!


About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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14 Responses to Scratch and Sketch Ballet

  1. The Zebra Ballerina says:


    I. Want. One.

  2. Teri says:

    You have ALL the fun.

  3. chrisgo says:

    At first I thought it was “Scratch and Sniff Ballet…” and I was instantly grossed out. That would
    possibly be the worst scratch and sniff book ever.

  4. My mom gave me a ballerina paper doll book for Christmas. No lie. It’s actually pretty darn cute.

  5. I totally understand that you stressed the “all ages” bit. I would thank people if they could just stop associating anything in ballet with kids.
    Come on, can’t you grow up and keep some of your interests as a child?
    It’s not like grown men still laughing at farts on TV.
    Anyway, enjoy the book, looks really fun! :) And the baby obviously has a few years ahead until he starts saying you’re embarrassing him! :-D

  6. Janet says:

    I’ll take the paper dolls. I agree that there should be some fun ballet things for grownups. Little AB did a good job as a book prop, too.

  7. Paulina says:

    What are babies for, if not for propping up books? (Only joking)

  8. Here it is on Amazon if someone wants one and can’t find it locally. Very cute book. I don’t draw but now I want one. Thanks AB :)

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