Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life.
Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she’s perfect—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops.
This book encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out.
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
The book follows a little girl as she's told most of life's biggest lessons. Lessons that many adults never learned. The pages begin with "Dear Girl" and then go on to give them little nuggets such as "Never lose your sense of wonder." "There's no such thing as too many questions." "And if you want to say no, say no."
What I loved:
Every single thing in this book is something I'd want to share with the young girls I love. I read it with my three-year-old niece and she sat enthralled as she absorbed everything she was being told. It's incredibly empowering and valuable and perfectly timed. The main message is basically that it's okay to be who you are and that you don't only have to be one thing. That life is theirs for the taking.
The images fit the dreamy tone of the story perfectly.
What was just okay:
Nothing. I loved everything.
Fun. Adorable. Valuable. A children's story you'll be asked to read time and time again. Lesson's you'll love teaching time and time again. This book is perfect.