To know Pidge is to love her! We received a copy of “Pidge Takes the Stage” to review and snagged a few to share with our lucky readers, too!
Oh, Pidge. You’re at it again.
You may remember Pidge from our review of “Where is Pidge,” the debut book by Dallas-based children’s author Mi chelle Staubach Grime (and if not, you can find it here!). For those who haven’t met Pidge, I’ll give you the run-down:
Pidge is an adorable little girl who finds herself the middle child in a large family of busy siblings. In “Where is Pidge,” she realizes that, while she may sometimes feel invisible, she is loved and missed by her family when she hides out for a day.
Well, Pidge is back. And better than ever.
In “Pidge Takes the Stage,” Pidge announces to her family that not only is she going to try out to be in her school’s musical (“You can’t sing!” says her brother) but she is also going to audition her dog, Mav for a role (“But Mav doesn’t behave!” says her sister). Undeterred, Pidge has made up her mind and, like any good middle child, will not be convinced otherwise. She immediately begins preparing to land the lead role.
The book’s engaging storyline and beautifully detailed pictures take the reader (in this case, my 5 and 7-year olds) through Pidge’s journey to audition day – a journey in which she attempts to both ace voice lessons and train her unwieldy pup.
The story is heartwarming and engaging with a few good life lessons tucked inside. Pidge is a likeable protagonist, but Mav steals the show with his antics – my children were laughing out loud as they compared his behavior to their own dog’s refusal to obey commands.
Does Pidge get the part? You’ll have to read it to find out!
And luckily, 10 of you will have that chance! We have been lucky enough to snag 10 copies of “Pidge Takes the Stage” and want to share them with you! Enter below for a chance to win.
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You can get involved in promoting literacy by taking the #PidgePromise (and encouraging your kids to do so, too).
You can find out more about Michelle Staubach Grimes and her books, “Where is Pidge” and “Pidge Takes the Stage”, here.
You can buy “Pidge Takes the Stage” here.