Title: Perwinkle Smith and the Twirly, Whirly Tutu
Author: John & Wendy
Illustrator: John & Wendy
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan
For ages: 3-8 years
Type: Picture Book
About: Periwinkle Smith jumps, twirls and pirouettes in her treasured tutu, painting as she goes. Suddenly, Periwinkle notices a spot on her tutu and is left with a dark stain on the rest of her day. Jumping, twirling and pirouetting quickly turns to scaring, sudsing and shielding the spot away. As she seeks another solution, Periwinkle spies a unique display of dots. Her desperation soon turns to inspiration as Periwinkle Smith embraces the spot as a celebratory pattern on her beloved tutu.
Periwinkle Smith and the Twirly, Whirly Tutu is a charming book full of playful illustrations that capture the character's intelligence and energy. Ms. Smith is clever without sporting snarky britches and the book is beautifully designed with a lovely texture that is reminiscent of Perwinkle's own eye-catching canvases.
- review by Meghan Killeen
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This book is available online:
John & Wendy's Website