Milli is a person who can take a a nothing….and turn it into a Something. But in her plain old town full of bustling people, all Milli does is make plain, ordinary shoes. Until a pair of wandering minstrels come to town, Jack and the Dancing Cat. They teach Milli how to dance the two-step, the three-step and the tricky twisting backward sliding four-step which makes her feel brave and free. Brave enough to create many wonderful Somethings: musical instruments with sounds never heard before, purple satin slippers with bells and more. Milli never again makes a plain, ordinary anything.
We loved this story (especially Mrs McKee). It is a wonderful book which teaches us to have the courage to be true to ourselves. King’s brilliant, bright, water-colour illustrations show the creativity and specialness of Milli’s ‘somethings’ – he really is so talented!