Friday, January 30, 2009

Betsy B. Little

McEvoy, Anne. 2008. Betsy B. Little. New York: Harper Collins.

A bright and happy, rhyming story that soars to great heights (literally) of possibility as giraffe, Betsy B. Little, refuses to abandon her dream of becoming a ballerina despite the difficulties of her size. The rhyming text flows smoothly,

"and so,
On the very first Monday in May,
She arrived At the Skoffington School of Ballet,"

and the message is uplifting,

"Maybe my problem's not
Being too tall. Maybe I've just been
Dreaming too small!"

Anne McEvoy's first children's book is a winner.

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