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Tallulah's Tutuby Marilyn Singer
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Tallulah just knows she could be a great ballerina--if only she had a tutu. She signs up for ballet class with great anticipation, only to be disappointed when tutus aren't handed out. When she learns that one must earn a tutu in dance class, she quits in a huff. But everywhere Tallulah goes, things keep reminding her of ballet. Her neighbor's basset hound always stands in second position, and Tallulah always does a plie when patting him. And she can't pass a store window without doing a beautiful finish, or hear music over the grocery store intercom without performing. In the end, Tallulah returns to dance lessons because she can't stay away, and, after working hard all year . . . she gets her tutu.
"Tallulah starts her lessons at the barre with visions of a much-coveted tutu dancing in her head. But when class after class goes by and all her teacher has to offer is, 'Good job,' Tallulah finally loses it. 'That's not fair!' she cries, stamping her feet. 'A ballerina needs a tutu, and she needs it now!' Gradually, Tallulah learns two important lessons: ballet is in her blood ('She always did a pliÃ© when she patted the neighbor's dog'), and not everything in life is about instant gratification. Singer (Mirror, Mirror) and Boiger (The Monster Princess) offer a story that is ostensibly as light on its feet as a sugar plum fairy. But without preaching, they score some important points about the value of patience, persistence, and the pursuit of perfection. And while Boiger's watercolors feel a bit too sunny and rose-hued at first — Tallulah and her classmates are standard-issue cute, with big, eager eyes — she captures the budding poise and grace of a young ballerina as well as the transformative power of discovering a true calling. Ages 4 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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About the Author
Marilyn Singer is a renowned childrens poet who has written more than eighty books for young people. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. To learn more about Marilyn Singer, visit www.marilynsinger.net.
David Milgrim has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. To learn more about David Milgrim, visit www.davidmilgrim.com.
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