Tallulah just knew she could be a great ballerina, if only she had a tutu. So she starts ballet class. When she does not receive a tutu, she quits. But everywhere she goes, things keep reminding her of ballet. Her neighbor’s basset hound always stands in second position. The kitchen clock performs perfect ronds de jambe. And Tallulah can’t seem to stop doing ballet, either. A park bench makes a perfect barre, and what better way to pet the dog than with a graceful plié? This well-told, funny story with a smart new character will satisfy girls’ cravings for pretty and pink, but also shows that ballet is about more than just the tutu.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is the author of many books for children, including the highly praised Mirror Mirror and City Lullaby. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her website at www.marilynsinger.net .
Alexandra Boiger has illustrated several award-winning picture and chapter books, including Thanks a Lot, Emily Post! and While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California.Visit her website at www.alexandraboiger.com .
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A beautifully illustrated story of patience and persistence. Perfect for tiny dancers!