Publication Date: March 2011
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Tallulah just knew she could be a great ballerina, if only she had a tutu. So she starts ballet class. When she does not receive a tutu, she quits. But everywhere she goes, things keep reminding her of ballet. Her neighbor’s basset hound always stands in second position. The kitchen clock performs perfect ronds de jambe. And Tallulah can’t seem to stop doing ballet, either. A park bench makes a perfect barre, and what better way to pet the dog than with a graceful plié? This well-told, funny story with a smart new character will satisfy girls’ cravings for pretty and pink, but also shows that ballet is about more than just the tutu.
Alexandra Boiger has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books and five books about Tallulah. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com.