Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu by Charise Mericle Harper


In this sixth installment in the Just Grace series, Grace and Mimi have a secret... Mimi is going to be a big sister. Then when Lily, a visiting four year old, turns into the Terrible Tutu, Grace can't escape her, and Mimi can't wait to be with her. Using all her empathy powers Grace shows Lily and Mimi the creative path towards a new friendship

My Thought
I was so glad when I found out that Net Galley offered this entertaining book for review. Although I just read the first two book of Just Grace Series, I still can keep up with all the rest of the story. Although there was one character whose story that I completely forgot, I did not get lost. I still enjoyed what Grace told in every chapter.

This is the sixth book. I thought I would see a grown up Grace. Unfortunately, I found there was nothing new from Grace. She still could not take "Just Grace" as her nick name at school. Great empathy power was something that she proud of. Her superhero breakfast, french toast, did not change at all. But it was not tedious to read all those stuff above. Grace and her words have hooked me since I read the first book. Besides Grace has many new things to tell.

Something interesting in this book is the appearance of Lily, a four years old - little girl with colorful tutu. For me, she was so cute. But for Grace, Lily was trouble. She even called her terrible tutu. Grace almost gave up. Moreover, when she found out that Lily could not make a friend with Mimi. Undeniable, dealing with a girl like Lily was exhausting. I could not stop giggling when I read about all time that they spent together. Lily was absolutely one of my favorite girls in this installment.

Another great character from this quick read book was Mimi, Grace's best friend. That sibling adoption things made her over-excited. Most of her idea, plan even fear about "big sister" were totally hilarious.

The illustration on this book was another thing that also does not change. It is still nice to see it.

I hope Atria, local publisher, will publish the next series. Since they have brought out the first and the second book.

Cover
Although I am not a big fan of pink, I think the chapters were representative in the cover. Read this book so you will get what I mean.

4/5 stars

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Author: Charise Mericle Harper; Website, Twitter, Facebook
Buy This Book at Amazon; Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 17th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Source: Net Galley

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