Téo's tutu

Maryann Jacob Macias

Book - 2021

Téo loves to dance, whether it's the cumbia with Pa̕p, the bhangra with Amma, or ballet class with Miss Lila. He also loves the way his tutu makes him feel, inside and out. But when it comes time to decide which outfit to wear in the big dance recital-a sparkly tutu or shimmering silver pants-Ťo wonders if being his most authentic self on stage will put him too much in the spotlight.

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Subjects
Genres
Children's stories Pictorial works
Picture books
Published
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers [2021]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781984815521
1984815520
Main Author
Maryann Jacob Macias (author)
Other Authors
Alea Marley (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—This is a story to capture the hearts of readers: Young Téo loves dancing ballet in the sparkly tutu costumes he so admires with the loving support of his parents and his dance community. Marley's sweeping, radiant illustrations show Téo, a small boy who loves to dance the cumbia with his parents at home, attending ballet class for the first time. Under the guidance of benevolent instructor Ms. Lila, Téo devotes himself to learning new steps and dancing to his heart's content with his peers. Amid the swirling movement and soft glimmers of pink, purple, and gold, the story will open readers' eyes to the joys of staying true to what they love. A moment of self-doubt creeps into Téo's mind at the prospect of performing for an audience in his purple flowing costume, but, encouraged by his parents and the smiles of his fellow dancers, Téo shows what best expresses his delight and fulfills his dream. VERDICT Written with poise and grace, Macias's gentle story is filled with warmth from the joys of self-expression and calm assurance found in loving support.—Rachel Mulligan, Westampton, NJ Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Celebrating gender-creativity, the joy of dance and being yourself, this story follows Teo as he picks out a super sparkly outfit to wear in the big dance recital, but then wonders if it will put him too much in the spotlight. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Celebrating gender creativity, the joy of dance, and being yourself, this story follows Tâeo as he picks out a sparkly outfit to wear in the big dance recital, but then wonders if it will put him too much in the spotlight.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This story of a boy's first ballet recital celebrates gender-creativity, the joy of dance, and being yourselfTéo loves to dance, whether it's the cumbia with Papí, the bhangra with Amma, or ballet class with Miss Lila. He also loves the way his tutu makes him feel, inside and out. But when it comes time to decide which outfit to wear in the big dance recital--a sparkly tutu or shimmering silver pants--Téo wonders if being his most authentic self on stage will put him too much in the spotlight.