#blogbookaday: Dear Girl,

6 Feb

34605803.jpgSummary:  “From the New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal comes the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl,

Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life. Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she’s perfect—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops. This book encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out.

Dear Girl,
This book is for you.
Wonderful, smart, beautiful you.
If you ever need a reminder, just turn to any page in this book and know that you are special and you are loved.
Amy and Paris” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A book to truly celebrate girls in every way shape and form, inside and out. In a world where you feel obligated to be something, do something, look a certain way, this book is a celebration of being you and one that is empowering and understanding and realistic all at the same time. The text is conversational and relaxed while the simple illustrations with textured patterns works perfectly to reinforce the message. This is a girl power book if there ever was one!

Personal Reaction: I knew that as soon as I picked this book up, it would be special. Sadly, Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away just about a year ago and this book most likely is the last book that will bear her name as she worked on this one with her daughter. If you never saw her column in The New York Times, “You May Want to Marry My Husband” then get ready for the waterworks because it is truly a piece of love in a way only Amy could express. I don’t have a daughter of my own, but I plan on buying this for every single one of my friends’ girls as well as my niece and making sure I add it to my personal collection as well. I think this is a title that every young girl should have on their shelf, given to them as a gift from a loved one!

Title: Dear Girl,
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Paris Rosenthal
Illustrator: Holly Hatam
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 26, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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