Tallulah the Ballerina, Audio Books

Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 12

  • Mar 25, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 29:02 mins

Tallulah the Ballerina (3:25) “Tallulah decided she’d better pay attention.  She watched closely.  She turned her feet and curved her hands near her hips in first position.  She bent her knees in a plié. She did it perfectly.  I am an excellent ballerina, she thought.” Hundreds of children know and love this story about Tallulah, a young ballet student, although, it may be new to you. Today we’ll acquaint ourselves with the author of the book series, “Tallulah.” Her name is Marilyn Singer. \[WEB LINK: http://marilynsinger.net/ ] She’s known for touching a variety of subjects in her books – from animals to schools to aliens! She has also invented a thing-a-ma-jig that she calls a “reverso” poem. Singer is the winner of the 2015 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry. She has over 100 books to her credit. Audio Books (14:40) Next on Worlds Awaiting, Rachel visits with Joella Peterson, Children's Services Manager at the Provo, Utah Library, \[WEB LINK: http://www.provolibrary.com/ ] about the value of the often over-looked media, called audio books – many of which you can check out at your local library! She also offers a guide to finding quality audio books.  Check out the Odyssey Book Awards website for winning audio book titles at  - part of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) – A Division of the American Library Association.   Poetry (26:27) We finish up the show today with The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear (known for his humorous poetry and limericks), read by Reed Wolfley.