We can't help but sing praise for this one.

Summary:

Meet Delores. She's the new diva at the Opera House, and she is living up to her name. When the Opera House Mouse tries to help her, Diva Delores sees - and treats - him as a small pest. Then, with just a day to go until showtime, she is starting to get nervous. Then, as she takes the stage, she forgets her song. Will Mouse help her after the way he's been treated? 


Parent Perspective:
What a wonderful book. Yes, it is a little predictable to us, but it is sure to get immediate reactions from your young readers as you read along. Lots of great lessons about treating people the way you want to be treated, admitting to/owning your mistakes, and forgiveness. 

Last but not least, young readers will have fun with the musical "interludes" at the bottom of the page that signal the transition to the next scene.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Get ready for your young reader to sing Delores' part you transition from scene to scene. A great story of perseverance, doing the right thing, admitting to your mistakes, and friendship.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This picture book creates a story that lets kids think about their own behavior: how they treat other people and how they want to be treated.
Educational Themes:

Before the story shifts, ask your reader what they think about Delores and the way she treats the Opera House Mouse. What would they do? How would they feel if they were the mouse? Do they think they could ever be friends with Delores?

Go to Laura Sassi's website for some extension activities for this book.

Reading Level:
1.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 9
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. The story is fun and the lessons will be ones you want to revisit with your preschooler and young elementary student periodically.

Title Diva Delores and the Opera House Mouse
Author Laura Sassi
Publisher Sterling Children's Books, Imprint Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © 2018
Illustrators Rebecca Gerlings
ISBN 9781454922001
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Poetry, Humor, Performing Arts, Life Lessons
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