Dear Girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal, Illustrated by Holly Hatum

Reviewed by Andrea Bledsoe King

This is an amazing picture book written to empower and celebrate young girls. Even though the Rosenthals have written this particular story for young kids, it is a great message for all ages. Young children, teenagers, and even women who consider themselves grown can learn how to love themselves. You’ll learn how every feeling, emotion, or way of expressing yourself is valid and reasonable. I fell in love with this book because of its message of encouraging young women to be happy with who they are, not just content. The artwork by Holly Hatum is gorgeous, also, which is another reason I adore Dear Girl. There are so many bright colors with realistic images subtly added on the pages. This is a definite confidence booster that teaches all ages it is more than okay to be the “wonderful, smart, and beautiful you!”  I hope you will take the time to check it out!

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