Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Every-Day Dress-Up by Sedlina Alko
There's dress-up and there's dress-up. This little girl doesn't dress-up as princess any more. Now she's dressing up in character and choosing women of history...
Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It was published in October. This would make a very nice gift for a young girl who aspires to be more than just fashion model for men.
Each day she chooses a new female hero to mimic. I was amused by her choices. It ranges from Julia Child to Ella Fizgerald with others in between. There is small biography for each woman. I really liked that feature. It may encourage the child to read more about these women.
Teach your young one about women who made history and maybe even let them dress up and do some cooking and singing; it'd be fun!
Here's the book trailer to let you sample the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3TSpmiqiFc
This is a low key introduction to history that is presented in a very enjoyable manner. Why not share it with your family?