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Posted September 18, 2009
I have 3 daughters, and I just bought them The Yellow Tutu. I read it to them 4 times in a row-- they loved it so much. They also have been staring at the gorgeous illustrations all day long! It's such a beautiful book. After the first time I read the book to my daughters, they all had to go put their tutus on. One of my daughters even put it on her head and pretended to be the little girl(Margo) in the book! It's such a sweet story. The story really sends an important message too, without being preachy. It shows kids that it's alright to defend your friends if you believe in them; to stick up for what you believe in. That is so important in this day and age when bullies are such a problem in school. This book is so beautiful in so many ways. The illustrations are brilliantly painted. The story is very touching and surprisingly thought provoking. I highly recommend it. My daughters love it so much, they want a poster of the cover in their room! I'm going to buy it for all the children I know for Christmas and Birthday gifts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 18, 2009
I was fortunate enough to see an ARC of The Yellow Tutu and my impression of the book is quite different than that of Kirkus Reviews. In essence, I found it to be a wonderful tale that evokes a wide range of emotion and promotes two of the most important characteristics that we can impart to our children, individuality and maintaining our beliefs. Of course where would this be without the synergism of friendship to make it happen. This wonderful story is embellished with the most delightful artwork of a quality that is rare in this day and age. I could go on about the contradictions within the Kirkus review, or the fact that the anonymous reviewer was probably removed forcibly from reviewing adult books(Secondary character underdevelopment? Conflict too neatly resolved? Gooey expressions??? Pardon me, it's a children's book...not Gone with the Wind.)Once again, unlike Kirkus I am not a critic...so I decided to show The Yellow Tutu to a qualified critic, my 6-year-old daughter. She was so impressed that I had to locate an actual tutu and will be ordering the book. The Yellow Tutu is truly a delightful, meaningful story and a work of art.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 16, 2011
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