Friday, November 21, 2008

The Tutu Ballet by Sally O. Lee

Ms. Berry, the ballet teacher, is given a talented group of students. The students do not always do what Ms. Berry instructs them to do. What will Ms. Berry do? A ballet emerges that suits the talents of her students, and it is the best ballet ever. It is a story about tolerance, patience, creativity, teamwork, and love.

My Review:
What a fun read this would be for most little girls, but especially for one who dreams of becoming a ballerina. The vocabulary stretches for a child of 4-8, but that's a positive aspect of the book. The character of Ms. Berry, like any good teacher, thinks of a way to encourage her diverse dancers to work as a group and an outstanding performance is the result. Teamwork and cooperation are the themes.

The book is illustrated in soft pastel shades that any child would enjoy. The font should be cleaner for early readers' comfort, but overall I give this one an A.

1 comment:

naida said...

I reviewed this one as well, it was very cute.