A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The Jellybeans find out that teamwork works best.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the glittery cover may invite princess-loving girls especially, but boys and girls put off by sparkles might like this story, too.
Is It Any Good?
A sweet tale that doesn't hit kids over the head with its positive lessons, this book about a frustrating dance class has encouraging things to say about working as a team. Four little girls with four very different ways of thinking manage to come together in time for their dance recital despite a difficult, falling-down start.
A little studied and more than a little adorable (with grown-up ideas about what kids find appealing -- animals in pants, anyone?), this could be a tough sell for kids who shy away from tutus. But the story is engaging enough that parents might be able to entice reluctant kids to stick it out -- especially once they find out that not all the girls are as enamored of tutus as the cover would have us believe.
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