Happy to Be Girls

Happy to Be Girls

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by Sarah Davies, Jenny Mattheson

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Publishers Weekly
A round-up of titles addresses a variety of girl-oriented interests. Happy to Be Girls by Sarah Davies, illus. by Jenny Mattheson, stars girls from many cultures, engaged in all sorts of activities in newcomer Mattheson's exuberant full-bleed illustrations. For "Riding. Gliding. Buried-treasure-hiding," the artist shows an Asian girl on a scooter leading a parade of females on wheels (a unicyclist, a girl on a tricycle pulling her cat), while others dig a hole for a treasure chest. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this poetic ode, girls cavort, play, get dirty, perform daring deeds, misbehave, and even terrorize some boys. Davies has penned some simple rhymes often consisting of one or two words: "Bright girls,/Fun girls,/Soaking up the sun girls./Singing./Swinging./Barefoot-in-the springing." While some lines may confuse the youngest readers (such as "Inking./Plinking-."), most of the text reads aloud with an air as confident as the youngsters depicted. The art fluidly captures these lines. The round-faced and slightly retro-looking heroines depicted across the spreads express the wide and varied experiences of girls joyfully exploring their world.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Penguin Young Readers Group
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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Happy to Be Girls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a daughter who loves being very feminine, and one who loves being a tomboy. This book celebrates the fact that girls can be both, they don't have to fit into a mold. They can have all kinds of adventures, are bright, bold and strong. It's a celebration of being yourself and not always worrying about being clean and tidy. Girls like the mud just as much as boys and have just as many adventures.