Monday, September 5, 2016

Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty {Blog Tour}

I am so excited to be hosting today's blog tour for the book, Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty.  I wish I had had this book when my daughters were younger.  It's a book celebrating the different ways girls can be and are beautiful.  It encourages the silly, the imagination, the playful, the explorer, the handicapped, the creative, and the athletic.  Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the illustrator and her vision for the text really make the reader see beyond sterotypical thoughts with her colorful, engaging, and active illustrations.  I would love to know if Stacy and Joanne had conversations over their collaboration.  I loved the page that states girls are graceful and they are playing all different kinds of sports.  I enjoyed the page referring to girls having a smart style and they are exploring bugs, building things with tools and creating potions.  Each page made me stop and think about how the text and images were sending a different message when put together.  As I finished the book, I wondered if there was going to be a companion book for boys.

Thank you Running Press for Kids for my review copy.  Make sure you stop by these other blogs to read more thinking about this beautiful book, available now.

9/3 MomReadIt
9/8 MamaBelly

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