Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Salon ~ pinkish edition

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes ~ by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein,  2011, children's
Beatrice Bottomwell is a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake.  She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes.  Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkable she makes her first mistake.  And in a very public way!
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink ~ by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple, illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin, 2010, children's
Not all princesses dress in pink.  Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don't quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown.  Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple paired with charming illustrations prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes — all while wearing their tiaras.  Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential.
I learned about both of these books from A Mighty Girl.  Click on either book title to see what else you can learn about it.


My great-granddaughter Shelby, at six weeks old, with her mother.  This little princess does seem to be wearing some pink.


I'm currently trying to finish two books this week and also reading a third with some of my friends:
But my TBR stack just keeps growing.

And because I'm a Facebook reader, I find good stuff like this from Aunty Acid.

Facebook's Sunday Salon page links to other bloggers writing about books.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

I like the idea of both those books. The one that was my favorite when Sophia was young is The Paperbag Princess