Sugarplums and Shooting Stars

Children - Picture Book
30 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet Emma in the storybook Sugarplums and Shooting Stars by Lindsay DeRollo. Emma wanted to be a ballerina and she loved dancing. She enjoyed watching videos of whimsical scenery, beautiful snowflake dancers, and a young prince and Sugar Plum Fairy spinning and gliding across the stage. Emma kept dreaming about her life as a ballerina and wondered what it would be like to be one. Emma could not afford ballet lessons but her mother consoled her by saying how she should study hard, get a good job, and then start ballet lessons. Emma daydreamed so much in class about being a ballerina and dancing that she got a bad grade in her Math test once. Things changed when she decided to concentrate on her lessons and started doing well in class. Will Emma's dreams come true? What is the surprise that she gets in the mail?

This story is magical and conveys a beautiful message of working hard and never giving up on one's dreams. The author's illustrations are captivating and they make the magic of the story enchanting and tangible to readers. The positive message in the story makes it a must-have in school libraries to encourage a student to follow their dreams and not give up. It is a good book for parents to give as a gift to their children and tutors can use in classrooms for read-aloud and storytelling sessions. Emma's story is a motivation for children to work hard towards their goals with dedication, patience, hard work, and perseverance.