Gruska's text is simple and easy to follow, and the colorful illustrations by Amy Wummer suit the story. Even the endpapers are pretty! (I really love argyle.) The book includes a glossary of ballet terms, which reminded of the glossary at the end of Susie and the Ballet Family by Lee Wyndham, a book I read easily a dozen times when I was in elementary school.
This story will encourage readers of all ages to keep dancing to the beat of his or her own drummer.
Watch Tucker dance at http://www.theonlyboyinballetclass.com
I Am a Dancer
Best Books of 2007