Friday, September 30, 2011

Tallulah's Tutu by Marilyn Singer- OPTIONAL

Singer, Marilyn.  Boiger, Alexandra.  Tallulah’s Tutu, 40 pgs.  Clarion Books, 2011.  $16.99.  Inside cover: “Tallulah just knew she could be a great ballerina, if only she had a tutu.  So she starts ballet class.  But she does NOT get a tutu!  Is it still somewhere in Paris? Did the delivery truck break down in New Jersey? Will she EVER get her tutu?  Or could it be that ballet is about MORE than what you wear? Meet a new star named Tallulah and find out!”  This would be a perfect gift for any little ballerina!  The story is sentimental and explores the life and imagination of a little girl and her perception of reality. I can’t picture reading it to a classroom with boys in the class. It is definitely a girl’s book and I would buy it as a gift for any little girl I knew.  Although the story is adorable, the illustrations incredible, it wouldn’t be a first choice when using curriculum money because of its lack of application in the classroom.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: SL.

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