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The sweet-natured star of Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book takes center stage in a fabulous encore from author-illustrator Alexander Stadler.
When her teacher announces auditions for an upcoming musical, Beverly is tickled pink. But when the big day rolls around, she winds up with a case of stage fright and ends up cast in two tiny roles with only one speaking line. Disappointed at first, Beverly soon throws herself into the play by learning all the lines, helping build the set, and making cupcakes for intermission. Then, on opening day, the lead actress gets performance jitters, and helpful Beverly steps in as prompter to make the play a success.
A command performance that's right-on with its clever artwork and positive message, Stadler's book -- like Beverly's gig -- gets two thumbs up. Matt Warner