by Marilyn Singer; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
It’s Christmastime, and Tallulah finally gets what she’s been wishing for—a part in a real ballet, a professional production of The Nutcracker. She’s only a mouse, but she works as hard as if she were the Sugar Plum Fairy. On the night of the show, everything is perfect. But then disaster strikes: Tallulah makes a big mistake! Are her ballerina dreams over?