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Tallulah's Tutu

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Imaginative ballet tale teaches meaning of commitment.

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TALLULAH'S TUTU excels at evoking a young girl's imaginative world. Like many young girls who experiment with a constantly changing array of new pursuits, Tallulah longs to become a ballerina -- immediately. She hasn't learned yet about the work, frustration, and patience required to achieve her goal. Adults give Tallulah the space to work it out, even as she takes some time off from ballet to consider in her own way the sacrifices it requires.

With dreamy illustrations in watercolor and egg yolk, and a relatable tone that accurately portrays young children's idealism and impatience, this book stands in stark contrast to the typical little-girl fare that paints ballet as a fun dress-up game on a par with princess stories. Here, it's a serious commitment and passion that a child must truly come to on his or her own.

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