Dear Girl,
Dear Girl,

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Annotation: This book encourages girls to accept and love themselves as they are, and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up.
Catalog Number: #154098
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Hatam, Holly,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-242250-2 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-0247-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-242250-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-0247-8
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2017939013
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
A mother-daughter team offers a love letter encouraging girls to accept and love themselves. They advise girls to be confident, to speak up, and to be curious and adaptable to anything. An eclectic double-page spread recommends making your room you, with the humorous reminder: "And while you're at it, make your bed!" Other messages: never lose your sense of wonder, seek out others like you and those unlike you, create traditions, color outside the lines, be brave, try new things. And in a delightful paean to joy: "Sometimes you've just gotta stop . . . AND DANCE!" The last page celebrates a mother's feelings for her daughter, reminding her that she is loved section made especially touching by the fact that, for Amy Krouse Rosenthal, this is a posthumous publication. Artwork, in line drawings, photography, and texture, is joyful and whimsical, showing a personable little girl with shiny black hair pursuing her dreams with a wide range of expressive emotions. Sure to be a hit for mothers and daughters of all ages for its warm, supportive message.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Interest in Rosenthal, a superstar in life, has only increased since her heartbreaking death.
Horn Book
Addressing the girl in the illustrations (and girls in general), this frankly purposeful book offers advice on a range of topics: "Don't ever lose your sense of wonder," "Listen to your brave side," etc. The messages encourage independence and self-confidence, with the reassurance that help is available if needed. Sprightly collage art and touches of humor in the text create an upbeat tone.
Publishers Weekly
Rosenthal, who died last March, and her daughter, Paris, offer encouragement to girls through a series of short letters. Some of the advice and imagery is overly familiar (-Dear Girl, Don-t ever lose your sense of wonder,- finds the book-s heroine standing in awe of a rainbow) but the missives are generally empathetic and up-to-the-minute. Readers are urged to branch out (-Find people like you. Find people unlike you-), and there-s a nod to the pressures of growing up with social media: -Dear Girl, You won-t be invited to every single party on the planet. (Which is really ok-can you imagine how exhausting that would be?)- Hatam keeps the mood light in drawings
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Word Count: 326
Reading Level: 2.3
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 193894 / grade: Lower Grades

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.


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