Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Not That Tutu!

Not That Tutu!

Michelle Sinclair Colman
Illustrator:  Hiroe Nakata 
Board book
For ages 3 to 5
Random House, 2013   ISBN: 978-0307976987

Little Taylor loves her tutu. In fact she loves her pink fluffy tutu so much that she wears it everywhere, and I do mean everywhere.

She wears her tutu to school, when she goes to the store with her grandfather, when she goes sledding with her brother, and she even wears her tutu when she goes swimming in the pool. Her family members and friends cannot believe that Taylor wears her tutu all the time. “Not again,” they say when they see her pink, fluffy accessory. Then something unexpected happens to Taylor’s precious tutu.

Children often become extremely attached to a toy, a blanket, or an item of clothing. They refuse to be parted from their object of affection and woe betide anyone who tries to do so. In this charming little board book exuberant artwork is paired with the story of one little girl’s devotion to her tutu, and it is a story every little child will be able to relate to.