Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Review of BEAUTIFUL by Stacy McAnulty by Lynne Marie


Written by Stacy McAnulty
Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Published by Running Kids Press, 2016
Editor: Lisa Cheng
Genre: Fiction PB 
Age Range: 3-6 

The beautifully-written book conveys important thoughts about the diversity of Beauty. Beauty can be found in messy hair, the face of a pirate, a messy art project and more. 

Beautiful girls have the perfect look...

Because the author is somewhat vague and non-specific as to the definition of beauty, the text, along the art, speaks volumes and reinforces that there is no one way to beautiful or do beautiful things. Also, the reader will have fun engaging in the imperfect, but perfect art which adds important details to the story. 

I personally love the message that there are COUNTLESS ways to look beautiful. And in every case, these begin with being YOU. It's an important concept to share with little ones, which I also feel is appropriate to older girls and Girl Scouts, as well. 

Tell a girl they are beautiful by getting a copy of this book for her at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Goodreads
ISBN-10: 0762457813

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NOTE: As always my thoughts are my own. 


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    1. Thank you for stopping by My Word Playground, Darshana! Be sure to dig in the archives for more treasures.