Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Book Review - Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu

Written by: Charise Mericle Harper
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released on: January 2011
Ages: 6 to 9
Source: netgalley
Rating: 5 stars - I highly recommend this book!

Synopsis (from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt): In this sixth installment in the Just Grace series, Grace and Mimi have a secret . . . Mimi is going to be a big sister. Then when Lily, a visiting four year old, turns into the Terrible Tutu, Grace can't escape her, and Mimi can't wait to be with her. Using all her empathy powers Grace shows Lily and Mimi the creative path towards a new friendship.
My daughters and I adore Grace and we were so glad that there's a new installment out.
Grace is so very true to herself and has a funny, sweet approach to life's problems. The diary format and the illustrations make the format easy and fun to read. The lesson within is one that I, as an adult, can be reminded of on occassion -- one of the value of friendship and family.
If you have a reader who loves Junie B. Jones, Clementine or Judy Moody, make sure you pick up the Just Grace books for them.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~