Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Huget's debut shows how mayhem can result when anything is taken to extremes, as four antsy children and their frazzled mother alternately come to loathe the blue Emily Post etiquette book Mother buys. 'Suddenly it was Emily Post this, Emily Post that. We weren't allowed to slump in our chairs. We had to keep our hands to ourselves,' narrates a frustrated son. Boiger's (The Little Bit Scary People) detailed vignettes show the early 20th-century family trying unsuccessfully to adapt the siblings end up tied to their chairs in one illustration. Ghosts of the fictional characters Post used to illustrate her points (Mrs. Worldly, Mrs. Toplofty, the Wellborns) make several appearances, in shadowy blue-gray hues, trying to assist the unwilling children and revealing that not even a young Emily Post was above reproach (she once fed a shattered tea set to her goldfish). When the children turn the tables and use Best Society rules to annoy their mother, she sends the ghosts and the blue book packing. Despite the sometimes inconsistent renderings of Mother's face, the inviting watercolors and slapstick comedy will keep readers turning the pages. Ages 4 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[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
Based on Emily Post's bestselling etiquette book, published in 1922, here's an uproarious picture book that takes rules about behavior and turns them upside down. Full color.
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.
About the Author
became interested in Emily Post when, as a parenting columnist for The Washington Post
, she had several occasions to interview relatives of Emily Post at the Emily Post Institute. This is her first book for children. She lives in East
Alexandra Boiger is the illustrator of numerous childrens books, including The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins and While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert. She lives in San Anselmo, California.