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light-hearted and delightful read about embracing yourself and reaching for the stars
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
PEANUT GOES FOR THE GOLD is a cute picture book about following your dreams and being true to yourself. Peanut, the non-binary guinea pig, always does things their own way- with plenty of finesse. One day, Peanut decides that they will be a rhythmic gymnast and begins the process of training with help from their family. Dad helps make their costume, Mom helps to choreograph, and Sammy helps with the music. Peanut trains until they get to the big day and enter the competition.

What I loved: Peanut's story is fantastic. Peanut's personality shines through the pages, and I love how bold and confident they were. The gender non-binary distinction is also a nice plus, as representation is very important. I also love how Dad helped to make the costume, and the whole family helps Peanut achieve their goals.

The amount of text was perfect, and the illustrations are full of color and detail that complement the storyline perfectly. This is a really fun read that children will definitely enjoy! The whole book is very positive and encouraging. Effort/hard work and confidence pay off in this adorable story about the guinea pig who excelled at rhythmic gymnastics!

Final verdict: A celebration of embracing yourself and working towards your goals, PEANUT GOES FOR THE GOLD is a delightful, light-hearted, and encouraging read.
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