Sunday, September 1, 2013

Three Children's Picture Books

All Girls Are Pretty – Julie Richmond
As you read this book you meet different girls who look at something different they don’t like about their body.  Some don’t like their hair, height, or  nose.  The message throughout the book is that it is not what is on the outside, but what is on the inside that makes the girl beautiful and that all girls are pretty and loved for who they are.  This is a message that needs to be taught to girls at a very young age. This is the perfect book to do just that.  I have added it to my grand-daughter's books since she is seven and often talks about things she thinks makes her not pretty.

Do Monsters Wear Underwear? - Mark Smith
I've read a lot of monster books this summer.  This one was simply for fun and to make you laugh.  It seems that monsters only wear underwear on Sundays and Mondays.  The rest of the time they run around butt naked.  As you read the book you meet many monsters and see what kind of underwear they like to wear.  I think my favorite part of the book was the last page where it says "The End". You'll have to check out the book to see what I mean.

Sally's Silly Hair Day - Mark Smith
Sally is a little girl who loves her hair. But, like all little girls she wonders what it would be like to have hair made from other things, thing we would not necessarily think of.  She imagines her hair made of rain drops, bubbles, clouds, candy, grass, spaghetti and much more.  This is a fun book full of imagination.  This is a book that I can read with my grand-daughter and then see if we can come up with other things that hair could be made of.  We need more books like this to get kids to use their imagination.

I received copies of these books for review from the authors.

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