Singer, Marilyn Tallulah’s Nutcracker Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, PICTURE BOOK. Clarion Books, 2013. $16.99. Content: G
Tallulah is so excited about being in a professional production of the Nutcracker. Although she didn’t get the starring role, she’s glad to be a mouse. She practices and practices until the big night. When something goes wrong onstage, she’s convinced her career as a dancer is over just as it’s beginning. After several pep talks from some of the more seasoned dancers she feels better about the situation. It’s a great book to talk about failing at something and not giving up. Even though it’s a Christmas themed book, it’s great any time of the year.
EL(K-3) - ADVISABLE Reviewer: SM