cover image Angelina and the Royal Wedding

Angelina and the Royal Wedding

Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, Viking, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-670-01213-8

The many-storied Angelina Ballerina gets invited to be a bridesmaid in a royal wedding where she’ll get to wear “the prettiest rose-pink taffeta gown.” Before the wedding, Princess Sophie and Angelina explore the castle grounds and practice their dance steps. A moment of tension comes when the door to the tower they climbed to peer out over Mouseland appears to be locked, but Angelina’s brother, Henry, opens it in time for the girls to get dressed. The lavishly detailed illustrations, complete with ruffled royal attire and an assortment of decorative wedding desserts, offset the featherlight story line. Ages 3–up. (May)