The #1 New York Times bestseller that Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls “a beautiful, beautiful book.”
The New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl,
Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world.
Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she's great just the way she is—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops.
Dear Girl, 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
A perfect gift for all occasions.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More, Uni the Unicorn, Plant a Kiss, and Exclamation Mark. A contributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Amy raised her three children with her husband on a tree-lined street in Chicago.
Holly Hatam is a girl who sometimes likes to wear something pink and sparkly and sometimes dons a cape and fights dragons. Some days her heart may seek wild adventures, but other days she just wants to be a couch potato. She is the illustrator of Dear Girl, and Dear Boy, and What Matters. Holly lives in Whitby, Ontario, with her wacky husband and even wackier son.
Paris Rosenthal attends Quest University, a liberal arts school near Vancouver. She was the first woman in her high school to play on the men’s basketball team, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with her father, and started a cancer support group at her college. Paris enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, writing, organizing, and making things. Her favorite project was working on the book Dear Girl, with her mother.
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Girl Power! I think every girl needs to read this children’s book. What an uplifting and wonderful novel celebrating us females! I can’t begin to express how enlightening and empowering this novel is. I am definitely going to be buying a few copies of this novel and sharing them. This novel is basically made up of an assortment of two-page spread entries which begin with “Dear Girl,” and tell the female reader that they are okay, they are special, they are unique and loved. My heart was bursting after my first reading. I immediately had to reread it as it hit on so many different strings that girls address as they are growing up, that now, on my second time through, I stopped and really enjoyed each and every page of the novel. Girls, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be alone, it’s okay to ask all kinds of questions, to say no and it’s okay to dress different. I loved the illustration of the girl; her simple style went well with the novel. I enjoyed the illustrations and I liked how they didn’t overtake the novel’s objective. I really liked the pages that said, “Dear Girl, You won’t be invited to every single party on the planet. (Which is really okay- can you image how exhausting that would be?).” This page hit home with me, this page covers many topics that individuals face with growing up. I can’t tell you how many times as a substitute teacher I have had to deal with issues of girls not being accepted by their peers. It hurts to see this happen but like the other pages in this novel, it tells girls that it is okay. This novel tells girls that it is also okay to find people that are different, people that are not like them. As a parent, these pages speak volumes. This is a wonderful, fantastic children’s book! I highly recommend checking it out and perhaps buying a few copies: one for your own child, one for your teacher or giving one away as we all know, we should empower others.
We love this book. We got it for all of the young girls in our lives. VERY empowering!!