Z: ZELDA’S SECRET
Title: Zelda’s Secret
Author/Illustrator: Pascal Lemaitre
Date/Publisher: 1994, BridgeWater Books, an imprint of Troll Associates
Zelda has a secret. She has a secret dream. She wants to be a ballerina. Afraid that everyone will laugh at her, she tries to keep her desire to herself.
But, she slips. She tells her best friend, obtaining the promise that she won’t tell anyone else.
As with most secrets, this one doesn’t stay secret for long. One by one the news travels and soon the whole jungle knows.
A magic spell from Old Oliver the owl helps out in an unusual way. The situation resolves and soon all the jungle friends watch Zelda perform at the Jungle Ballet Theater. Soon Zelda’s popularity has her off on an around-the-world tour.
The soft watercolor illustrations show a jungle crowd any young child will enjoy looking at throughout this charming story.