1. Complicate Their Thinking:
Just seeing the cover of this book confused my daughter.
Is this Cinderella?
Where are the talking mice?
Why is her hair not yellow?
The godmother goes to the ball?
The prince has a name? And his name is Paul??
She kept opening and closing the book, checking the cover as if for clues.
At the end of the third read, we talked about the fact that there are many different ways to tell the story of Cinderella, and that the story can change depending on where it's coming from.
2. Strong Princess, No Prince Necessary:
Best part about this book?
There's no accompanying underwear.
These two books about artist Georgia O'Keefe have been heavy in our rotation:
Georgia embraces getting old.
Remember that notion?
My Name is Georgia. And, Through Georgia's Eyes.
Buy beautiful books.
Preferably, ones that don't come with bras and panties.