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

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

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by Robin Farley, Olga Ivanov, Aleksey Ivanov
     
 

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Enter the world of ballet with Mia and her friends! In this book, Mia's struggles with her costume will charm young readers.

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Enter the world of ballet with Mia and her friends! In this book, Mia's struggles with her costume will charm young readers.

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
School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062089557
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
My First I Can Read Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
165,720
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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.

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Mia and the Too Big Tutu 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
witnwool More than 1 year ago
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!
jennie70 More than 1 year ago
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.
dorothysmom More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5-yr. Old daughter LOVES Mia... the story is sweet and perfect for early readers!
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Our granddaughter truly enjoys this book.
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Love it*$$#
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My name is mia !they toatlly copied my name !!!!!!!!!!
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