I was sorry to see Halloween go. As it was the most fun I had was entering Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest. My entry did not win but I was assured I was a winner just because I entered and wrote a story. Now the rush for Thanksgiving and Christmas is on. I however have been doing some shopping all along and don’t have that much to do except eat. And I can always eat. How about you? Where are you with getting ready for the Holidays? Are you going on blogging break?
I will. I will be taking a hiatus from blogging with my last blog on December 2, 2014, where I will be giving you the first three lines of the first three chapters of my memoir; to January 9, 2015, where I will be participating in Perfect Picture Book Friday again for the New Year. On Tuesdays I will continue blogging about my memoir journey and life as I refurbish it, while under construction. I hope you will visit me when I get back.
Now for the reason behind this blog, “Girls Hold UP This World,” my Perfect Picture Book Friday selection.
Title: Girls Hold Up This World
Author/Illustrator: Jada Pinkett Smith/ Donyell Kennedy- McCullough
Publishing info: Scholastic 2005, Fiction
Resources: A blog for what schools don’t teach is here and on this website one can also buy T-shirts and other gifts with the logo of Girls Hold Up This World. On that site is a link for a Facebook page as well. On Amazon I noticed it had made an easy reader choice for schools. Inside there is a good message for girls. I only hope there is one just as validating for boys.
Ages appropriate for: All ages
Summary: Relates how girls are unique individuals, possessing self-esteem and discipline, and able to work with other girls to make a world a better place.
Themes: Girl Power, Behavior, Common childhood experiences
First three lines: “We girls hold up this world with a strength that’s all our own. We’ll see the different ways one day when we are grown. When we show our softer side, that doesn’t mean we’re weak.
Why I Love it: We have all heard about how a strong woman was behind the men who made this world the way it is. Here is a younger version how “Girls Hold Up This World.” This small picture book has a big lesson and honors girls with their uniqueness. In rhyme it makes each girl special no matter what her personality is. The text is wonderful but the photographs really accentuate it. If diversity is the word for today in picture books, than this book is the word for diversity. It is amazing.
Every Friday, authors and KidLit bloggers post a favorite picture book. To see a complete listing of all the Perfect Picture Books with resources, please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Books.
What about you? Do you think you’ll like reading this book?
Have a great weekend!
Now for one more glimpse of my book logo:
I know you needed that. 🙂
See you Tuesday with an interview of Edmund’s illustrator, Lynne Bendoly.