Fearless Mirabelle and Meg

Templar/Candlewick/. Oct. 2019. 40p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781536208115.
PreS-Gr 1–Young Mirabelle and Meg Moffat and their parents are members of a traveling circus. Though the girls are identical twins, they are nothing alike. Mirabelle takes after her parents with their love of acrobatics, while Meg prefers two feet on the ground. Mirabelle never stops climbing; Meg never stops talking. When Mirabelle makes her debut, all are amazed, but it turns out Mirabelle isn’t completely fearless. While Meg might fear heights, Mirabelle is afraid of public speaking. The color scheme and drawings are simple, with Meg highlighted in yellow and Mirabelle standing out in blue. The action in the book is set against a mostly white background with the circus tent popping in red.
VERDICT A delightful story about twins and a reminder that talent is individual. A fun read-aloud for storytime or one-on-one (or two) sharing.

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