Hi Everyone! It’s Becky! Recently I started browsing picture books on Edelweiss and I found What Are Little Girls Made Of by Jeanne Willis. This feminist spin on classic nursery rhymes was adorable and very timely.
Title: What Are Little Girls Made Of
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Isabelle Follath
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: All of your favorite nursery rhymes with a timely feminist spin. Join your favorite female characters as they save themselves and the day and have great adventures which prove their bravery and their brains.
Review: When I was very small one of my favorite picture books The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch. I loved how the princess saved the day and, in the end, put herself first. This was the book that I kept thinking about as I read What Are Little Girls Made Of?. Willis took well know nursery rhymes and let the female characters shine to illustrate how little girls can have the same dreams as little boys. The new rhymes are perfectly paired with Isabelle Follath’s colorful and fun illustrations with wonderfully diverse characters which make the book a delight. Here are just a sampling of some of my favorite pages:
The illustrations are beautiful and the rhymes adorable and I can’t wait to give this book as a gift.
Final Rating: 4.5 out of 5