➵ Mimi's Tutu Read ➼ Author Tynia Thomassie – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Mimi's Tutu From The Author Of FELICIANA FEYDRA LEROUX, And The Coretta Scott King Award Winning Illustrator Of NATHANIEL TALKING, Comes This Warm Story About A Young African American Dancer.Mimi Loves Going To Her Mama S Dance Class Especially When Mama Lets Her Dance With The Adults Mimi Is So Proud Of Herself Her Leotard, Her Rhythmic Movement She S Just Like Mama Until One Day, Another Little Girl Comes To Dance Class In A Beautiful, Fluffy Pink Tutu Mimi No Longer Thinks Her Own Leotard And Dancing Are So Special Luckily, Mimi S Mama, Aunts And Grandmothers Have The Perfect Solution An Exquisite Handmade Lapa Skirt Will Make Mimi Shine And Connect Her To Her African Heritage And Family Traditions.


15 thoughts on “Mimi's Tutu

  1. says:

    I love this book, Mimi s Tutu Throughout the story, we learn that Mimi loves dance and music therefore, she gets to attend dance class with her mother She is so excited One day a new girl, Sophie, shows up to dance class wearing a beautiful tutu Mimi looked at it the whole time and wished she had one of her own By the end of the story, Mimi was given a special tutu to dance in which celebrated her ancestry In this book, we learn about family traditions through African ...


  2. says:

    I liked reading this book because I liked how the girl s cultural heritage was passed down to her through the story I liked how in the middle of the story, MIMI wants a tutu like the new girl, but in the end is overjoyed with the lapa, or skirt, that she is given The illustrations are beautiful a...


  3. says:

    Eh, not really worth going out of your way for The cover is cute as a button which grabbed my attention in the library and why I checked it out Julia seemed to have some sixth sense about the book and kept skirting around reading it until I put my foot down that we at least give it a try I should have listened to my kid First Mimi is born and Mimi, or, rather, MIMI is short for M bewe Iecine Magalee Isabella Now, is it just me or is it a tad bit hard to know how to pronounce those first two I can work with the second one But maybe a little help would have gone a ways with the first name I probably butchered it when reading and since it came up about 8 times throughout the book one can probably guess how annoying this was There are other words with no definitions or pronounciation given Shekere and claves are two musical instruments That s all we get Well, what kind What kind of music do they make What ways can they be played Where are they, if they are at all, portrayed in the illustrations We do find out that lapas are wraps of cloth, skirts in other words So, MIMI goes to her Mom s dance class with her and the kids usually sit out for the most part One day Natasha joins and Natasha is wearing all the funky, unmatching clothing we never find out why this is after it s mentioned one time and she s taking the class WITH her Mot...


  4. says:

    I don t understand why people gave this book such a low rating It s not a classic like The Snowy Day or Harry s Freedom Box , but it s still a cute, harmless story with good morals The previous reviewer said she didn t like the Afro centric elements of the book, deeming it as being stereotypical because the little girl is black I think the previous reviewer was just uncomfortable with how much the story is steeped in blackness what s wrong with that To clarify, Mimi is the main character is a little African American girl, coming from an African American family Mimi is special because she is the first born girl of her parents I believe that Mimi s grandmother hails from Africa due to her name, M bewe, and the mention of having roots in Guinea The entire family is Afro centric and has great love and appreciation for music and dance, often performing to music created by traditional African instruments view spoiler Mimi joins her Mother one day at an African dance cl...


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