Friday, July 3, 2009

Book Review: Too Too Many Tutus by Suzanne Davis Marion

Too Too Many Tutus
Review of Too Too Many Tutus written by Suzanne Davis Marion
and illustrated by Marj Hales

Young Christina is getting ready for her ballet class but she has a problem. Christina has too many tutus and can't decide which tutu to wear. She asks her family members one by one but no one can make the choice for her.

Christina spreads out the tutus on her bed: green, blue, pink, yellow, purple, orange and white. Each one evokes a different image and a different dance and style. The green tutu reminds her of tree tops swaying in the wind and leads to an outdoor dance. The blue tutu creates images of the sky and dancing on the beach with the fish and birds. The pink tutu leads Christina to think of roses blowing in the breeze. The yellow tutu makes Christina think of sunlight, yellow butterflies and sunflowers. The purple tutu evoke images of an early Spring day with violets and lilacs. For the orange tutu, Christina creates a wild dance by sunset and a blazing fire. As Christina goes through each one, she hears advice that helps her come to the right decision.

Christina's world is an a wonderful one for a little girl. Surrounded by her loving family and her lovely things, Christina is full of fun, imagination and talent. As she creates a different dance for each tutu, it is easy to enjoy her world. The watercolor pictures are full of joy and would surely delight any little girl.

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 24, 2009), 32 pages.
Courtesy of Bostick Communications and Suzanne Davis Marion.

Many thanks to Bostick Communications and Suzanne Davis Marion for this opportunity!

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