Tallulah's Toe Shoes

by Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger

Tallulah is back in ballet and this time it's not a tutu she's after but toe shoes. She is convinced that she is ready to go en pointe--up on her toes like real ballerina.When her teacher tells her she is not ready, she manages to acquire some toe shoes and sets out to prove to the world that she can do it.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547482231
  • ISBN-10: 054748223X
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 03/19/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 40

About the book

Tallulah is back in ballet class and now she wants to go en pointe—to dance up on the tips of her toes in pink satin toe shoes, like a real ballerina. But going en pointe is not good for growing feet, and her ballet teacher says her feet aren't ready yet. Oh, yes, they are, Tallulah thinks. And so am I. Not only is she ready, she's determined. And nothing stops Tallulah when her mind is made up!

About the author
Marilyn Singer

Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her online at marilynsinger.net.

Alexandra Boiger

Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany. She has illustrated many picture and chapter books, including five popular books about ballerina Tallulah and She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton. She lives in Northern California. Visit her online at alexandraboiger.com and on Instagram @Alexandra_Boiger.


"Singer once again wisely presents a quandary faced by many little ballerinas and any other child who is told to postpone immediate gratification  . . . Little girls in tutus and little girls who dream big will find that Tallulah is a kindred spirit . . . A charming entry in the ongoing saga of Tallulah."

Kirkus Reviews

"As with the previous two books, Singer and Boiger deliver the story's message with a lightness and grace befitting the subject matter, and Tallulah remains a highly empathetic heroine."

Publishers Weekly

"Children who love ballet will love this one and want to read the other titles in this series."

School Library Journal