The Tutu Ballet by Sally O. Lee

Sally O. Lee is back with a new book about a unique ballet that my children have asked me to read them time and again.

In The Tutu Ballet, Belinda the bear, Mirabel the mouse, Harriet the hare and Fillippo the fox are ready to dance for their ballet teacher, Ms. Berry. The problem is that Ms. Berry can’t get them all to do the same steps. How will Ms. Berry put together a dance for the recital that lets everyone do their favorite things?

Each story from Lee is more delightful than the last. Her charming illustrations and easy to understand stories of friendship and problem solving are sure to become favorites with your children. As with The Cake Thief and The Rabbit and the Snowman, this new book both entertains and educates.  If you own one Sally O. Lee book you’ll want to own them all. I can’t wait until I open my mailbox and find another Sally O. Lee book inside! 
The Tutu Ballet will make a great gift for your young dancer, but any young reader will enjoy it.

 

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  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1439209162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439209165
  • SRP:  $17.99 (U.S.)

The Rabbit and the Snowman by Sally O. Lee

A charming tale of enduring friendship awaits you and your child in The Rabbit and The Snowman by Sally O. Lee.

One day a group of children walk many miles from their home and travel deep in the forest to a field and build a snowman. The children leave and the snowman waits for their return. But they never come back. Maybe there is something wrong with him. Then one day, a small rabbit bounces over to the snowman and they become friends. Winter turns to spring and the rabbit looks for his snowman friend, but he can’t find him. Why would his friend leave? Maybe there is something wrong with him. But when winter returns again to the field, the rabbit finds the snowman waiting to talk to him and their friendship is renewed.

Young children and parents will adore this heartwarming story of everlasting friendship. As with Lee’s book, The Cake Thief, young readers learn valuable skills to help them interact with peers: acceptance, how to enjoy the little things in life and compassion.

Lee’s illustrations in The Rabbit and The Snowman bring this story to life. Subtle, soft greens and purples mix with carrot orange and the black of coal to awe your child. My girls couldn’t stop talking about how pretty the pictures are.

The one challenge I had was with the text. The selected font made it difficult to distinguish commas from periods and on the colored pages I found the letter “r” hard to identify.

A delightful story that children will enjoy reading time and again, The Rabbit and The Snowman by Sally O. Lee might just become a classic.

 

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  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1419656252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419656255
  • SRP:  $17.99