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Selena is a little girl “who does not walk so much as twirl.” When her mother takes her to Miss Tutus school of ballet, Selena has a bit of trouble with some of the steps, but still she practices and practices to get them right. Finally the time comes for Selena to make her debut. But she is terrified. Will her fear stop her from becoming Miss Tutus star?
Lesléa Newmans lyrical and humorous story about achieving ones dream is perfectly matched with Carey Armstrong-Elliss witty and charming illustrations, which are filled with little stories of their own.
Little Red Riding Hood is adorably re-cast as a very littleand#160;precocious toddler in this modern, sweetand#160;retelling of the classic tale.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; When Very Little Red Riding Hood encounters the Big Bad Wolf she cries, and#8220;A Foxie!and#8221; and gives him a huge hug. Her considerable charm and fearlessness quickly turn the Wolf from deadly foe to confused ally. At Grandmaand#8217;s (who is appropriately terrified at first), Wolf is invited in for an exhausting afternoon of tea parties, dancing, and hide-and-seek. But as parents will surely recognize, an over-tired and homesick pre-schooler is far scarier than any wolf. As Little Red melts down from missing her mummy, Wolfand#8217;s moment of truth arrives and rather than and#8220;eat her upand#8221; he cheers her up and all three and#8220;sleep happily ever after.and#8221;
and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;This is the first bookand#160;in a must-have read-aloud series ofand#160;three, followed by Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty.
This is the story of the Very Little Red Riding Hood.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Very Little Red Riding Hood is little.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Very little.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; She's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her way.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Not evenand#160;a Wolf.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Joinand#160;Very Little Red Riding Hoodand#160;on a very BIG adventure in the first book of this adorable new picture book series.
This is ELLA. She is six years old. She lives at the Local Hotel. She has a nanny called Manny. He has tattoos for sleeves and he might go in with some guys to buy a grilled cheese truck. Sometimes Ella weaves purses out of Ziploc bags and reclaimed twine. (She is artsy of course.) She has a dog named Stacie and a fish named Rasta and a scooter which is important for getting everywhere she needs to be. Altogether she has been to 62 events including that Hillary Clinton fundraiser. She is NEVER bored. If Ella and Kay Thompsonand#8217;s Eloise got together for a play date, they would have a very good time indeed.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is the prolific author of a wide range of books for children, including City Lullaby, which was called "a love song to the city" in the New York Times Book Review and was one of Time Magazine's Top Ten Children's Books of the Year. Her recent Mirror, Mirror (Dutton) has received multiple starred reviews and hit the PW bestseller list.Marilyn is a highly active promoter of her books and lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.marilynsinger.net
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