You’re Doing THAT in the Talent Show?! By Lynn Plourde, illustrated by Sue Cornelison.

Published by Disney Hyperion 

Summary:  Penelope and Tiny are best friends, but when it comes to the talent show, they can’t agree.  Penelope wants to be front and center, whether it’s dancing, acting, singing, or a combination of all three.  Tiny can’t imagine being in the spotlight, and advocates for a performance with the chorus.  Finally, they come up with the perfect solution: to perform separately, but cheer each other on enthusiastically.  The plan goes off without a hitch, and Tiny even gets a chance to save Penelope’s act from a potential disaster.  The last page lists tips for a spectacular performance.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  The classic story of an introvert and extrovert trying to work together.  Bright, cheerful illustrations and a friendship with a perfect ending will keep readers happy.

Cons:  The text got a little repetitious.

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