Synopses & Reviews
It's natural to feeland#160;a little nervous about going to the doctor.and#160;But this book's concrete and kid-friendly approach will put everyone's fears to rest. Join threeand#160;children and their parents as they visit their pediatricians for a typical checkup, and learn all about the different tools doctors and nurses use.and#160;Upbeat illustrations featuring aand#160;diverse cast of characters are paired withand#160;a breezy rhymed textand#160;that reassures young readersandmdash;and their grownupsandmdash;by guiding them through a physical examination step by step. Includes an author's note.
"Tallulah, the aspiring ballerina whose tutu tunnel vision led to a meltdown in Tallulah's Tutu, is as determined as ever to achieve her dancing dream. But when her brother, Beckett, who does nothing but pick his nose and goof off in ballet class, wins a bigger role than she does in a production of The Frog Prince, Tallulah is seriously chagrined. Though Tallulah's turnaround is a tad hasty, Singer conveys her initial frustration and disappointment with authenticity, while Boiger's gouache and watercolor art is as fluid and graceful as a pirouette. Ages 4 8. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"A lovely story that gently and effectively presents common childhood difficulties wrapped in a world of tutus and sparkles."--Kirkus
"[A] charming follow-up to 2011's Tallulah's Tutu."and#160;and#160;--The New York Times Book Review "A lovely story that gently and effectively presents common childhood difficulties wrapped in a world of tutus and sparkles."--Kirkus Reviews "A lovely tribute to the closeness of brothers and sisters, this title holds appeal for the child needing patience, yet wanting to be recognized."--School Library Journal "Conveys Tallulahand#8217;s shifting emotions as a dancer and as a sister with equal perception and finesse. Full of light and grace, Boigerand#8217;s watercolor illustrations bring the characters to life in lively paintings. An appealing choice for ballet lovers and a fine sequel to Tallulahand#8217;s Tutu"--Booklist "Boiger's gouache and watercolor art is as fluid and graceful as a pirouette."--Publishers Weekly
"Singer writes in infectious, rhyming poetry that scans smoothly ... which is echoed in the busy, densely populated, color-saturated scenes." Booklist, ALA
"Cheerfully over-stimulatinga bit like the city itself." Kirkus Reviews
"A love song to the city . . . In this vibrant, terrific picture book, Marilyn Singer and Carll Cneut summon a hip-hooray and ballyhoo all their own." New York Review of Books
"A good time for all." Time Magazine
This clever counting story would also be a good choice for group storytimes.
School Library Journal
andldquo;Childrenandrsquo;s doctorsandrsquo; visits should receive a clean bill of health with this engaging and informational treatment. . . . Prescribe this child-centered offering to all nervous young patients.andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews
andquot;Penny and Jelly are sure to warm the hearts of both future talent-show contestants and readers who have similarly close canine friends.andquot;
Ballet and sibling rivalry meet head on in this sweet companion to Tallulahand#8217;s Tutu, in which headstrong ballerina Tallulah dreams of performing a solo in a ballet performance until her little brother begins dance class and disrupts her plans, from Marilyn Singer, lushly illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
After a year of ballet classes, Tallulah is a practiced ballerina and confident she will land the starring role in the upcoming show. Her little brother, Beckett, is eager to begin ballet after watching Tallulah for so long. Tallulah is proud to have a brother interested in dance, and tries to give him some helpful tips. But Beckett is easily distracted and doesn't really listen to either Tallulah or his teacher. This is fine with Tallulah, until Beckett is given a lead in the show--the frog in the Frog Prince—while Tallulah is cast as a lady-in-waiting.
Tallulah is certain she will have a solo in her dance schooland#8217;s upcoming performance of
The Frog Prince. After all, she is now an excellent ballerina. And sheand#8217;s proud that her
little brother, Beckett, has started taking ballet too, even though he spends most of his
time goofing off.
But then Tallulah gets an unexpected surprise . . . and not the good kind. Whatand#8217;s a
ballerina to do when everything does not go as planned?
Ballet and sibling rivalry meet head-on in this fabulous follow-up to Tallulahand#8217;s Tutu.
Ice cream truck jing-a-linging Nine phones ringing, ten horns beeping In the stroller Baby's sleeping.
Will anything wake up that snoozing baby? Follow the red stroller through the cacophony of the city and find out! Rhythm, rhyme, and lots of noisy onomatopoeia from premier children's poet Marilyn Singer, coupled with chaotic, colorful art from an acclaimed European illustrator, make this a rowdy read-aloud, with plenty of things to find and count on every spread.
This young and funny picture book showcases the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. With a little help from her dog Jelly,and#160;Penny realizes that she and Jelly have a uniqueand#160;talent to share--unlike any other in the show.and#160;Readers of Pinkalicious and Ladybug Girl will swoon over Penny and Jelly.
This young and funny picture book introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to knock everyoneand#39;s socks off, Pennyand#39;s having a tough time deciding on what talent she might have. With a little help from her dog, Jelly, Penny tries out various talentsandmdash;from dancing to unicycling, fashion designing to snake charmingandmdash;with disastrous results. That is, until she realizes that she and Jelly have a talent to share thatand#39;s unlike any other. Readers of Pinkalicious and Ladybug Girl will swoon over the talent of Penny and Jelly.
About the Author
It's natural to feeland#160;a little nervous about going to the doctor.and#160;But this book's concrete and kid-friendly approach will put everyone's fears to rest. Join threeand#160;children and their parents as they visit their pediatricians for a typical checkup, and learn all about the different tools doctors and nurses use.and#160;Upbeat illustrations featuring aand#160;diverse cast of characters are paired withand#160;a breezy rhymed textand#160;that reassures young readersand#151;and their grownupsand#151;by guiding them through a physical examination step by step.Includes an author's note.
Marilyn Singer is a renowned childrenand#8217;s 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
.and#160;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