Mia and the Too Big Tutu (My First I Can Read Series)

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On her first day at dance class, Mia can?t wait to put on her bouncy pink tutu. There?s only one problem: her tutu is too-toobig! It falls down and Mia falls over it with every step. But just as Mia starts to get upset, she meets Ruby?and Mia realizes that no setback is too hard to handle with a good friend by your side.

With simple text and warm, tender illustrations, this I CanRead story is the perfect choice for the earliest readers?and ...

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Overview

On her first day at dance class, Mia can’t wait to put on her bouncy pink tutu. There’s only one problem: her tutu is too-toobig! It falls down and Mia falls over it with every step. But just as Mia starts to get upset, she meets Ruby—and Mia realizes that no setback is too hard to handle with a good friend by your side.

With simple text and warm, tender illustrations, this I CanRead story is the perfect choice for the earliest readers—and fordance fans of any age!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Baumann
Mia is ecstatic. Mom has enrolled her in ballet classes so Mia can learn to dance like her older sister. On the first day of dance class, Mia has her slippers, tutu, tights and leotard packed and ready to go. Anticipating an exciting lesson, Mia hurries to the dressing room to change. Unfortunately Mia discovers she has packed her big sister's tutu instead of her own. It falls down every time Mia moves, spoiling her dance lesson. While Mia is feeling sorry for herself, her friend Ruby is also feeling bad. Ruby's long legs are always tripping her. Finally the girls are coaxed from the dressing room by Miss Bird, the ballet instructor. Mia tells Ruby she will dance if Ruby will. The two girls whirl and twirl and receive applause from their classmates and teacher for trying hard. This is a beginning to read book for emerging readers and provides a humorous story young children will enjoy hearing and re-reading themselves. A small glossary of ballet terms is included for background information. Simple colorful illustrations lend action and humor. This would be a good addition for a beginner reader section. Reviewer: Nancy Baumann
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PreS-Gr 1—Scat, Cat! tells the story of a lost striped cat trying to find its way home. In Mia, a cat that is an aspiring dancer takes her older sister's tutu, by mistake, to her first dance class. Both books have short, simple sentences and easy plotlines, good devices for beginning readers. The first title is a bit more successful in this regard as it employs more word and phrase repetition. Large, colorful illustrations and an easy-to-read typeface make both books visually appealing. Pictures in Mia are slightly more whimsical, and the cover illustration of a happy kitten twirling in a pink tutu is sure to grab young girls' attention.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061733024
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: My First I Can Read Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 817,552
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 240L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Illustrators Olga and Aleksey Ivanov received their classical artistic training in Moscow, Russia, before immigrating to the United States in 2002. Among their many books for children are the Charlotte's Web I Can Read Books. They live in Denver, Colorado.

Illustrators Olga and Aleksey Ivanov received their classical artistic training in Moscow, Russia, before immigrating to the United States in 2002. Among their many books for children are the Charlotte's Web I Can Read Books. They live in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Sweet Story about Friendship and Overcoming Problems

    I purchased to read with my almost 3 year old granddaughter because she is taking toddler ballet classes and loves tutus! She loves this book and wants to read it multiple times a day. She asks for the Nana book (Nook) so she can "read". Her 5 year old brother loves to listen to this story as well, and he is all boy!
    The narrator is very good, the illustrations are adorable, and it covers some good themes for a child: wanting to be like an older sibling, overcoming problems, and the comfort of friendship.
    A very reasonable price for a very enjoyable book for the Nana book!

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    My daughter loves it!

    This is one of her favorite bed time stories. What do little girls love more than kittens and ballet? The illustrations are cute and the story is delightful.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    Darling book for young children

    Purchased this book because my granddaughter started ballet and she loves her tutu. She was thrilled to hear a story about a tutu. The book is cute enough for a 3 year old that she will not outgrow in a couple of months. These books hold up in her library so she can read by herself when she gets older.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Great fun!

    My girl is really into tutu as is her cousin for whom we bought this as a gift for Christmas. It hit the mark and then some.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Super Cute!

    My 5-yr. Old daughter LOVES Mia... the story is sweet and perfect for early readers!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    Ok not bad

    Very cute. Not incredily long, nor too short.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2011

    :)

    Cute

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Connie

    Very sweet, a must buy.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Good

    I am writing this because my name is mia and i am flattered to have a book written about me and my gigantic tutu. I <3 dancing

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    ???????

    Should I get it?

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

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    Kitty kisses

    We loved this story !

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Precious!

    Our granddaughter truly enjoys this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Mmmmmk

    Love it*$$#

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Mia

    My name is mia !they toatlly copied my name !!!!!!!!!!

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