Tallulah’s Solo

Marilyn Singer, Author, Alexandra Boiger, Illustrator
Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger. Clarion, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-547-33004-4
Reviewed on: 05/28/2012
Release date: 05/01/2012
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. (May)
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