blueberry girl

Summary:

This is a poem that offers a prayer of hope for a girl as she moves from a young child to becoming a woman.

Educational Themes:

This is a book meant to be shared. The poem speaks to an adult's wish for success, hope, and the strength to be yourself.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 5
Age of child:
Read with and by a 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book that would make a lovely gift for parents-to-be or a graduation gift for a young woman ready to step out on her own.
Little Kid Reaction:

Not long after I started reading, my daughter wanted to stop and just look at the pictures. She focused on the animals, particularly the owl who was the child's companion from page to page.

Big Kid Reaction:

This is a lovely, illustrated poem. Although it is described as a "prayer" on the jacket flap, there is nothing that points to organized religion. The illustrations are beautiful and the girl's image changes race, hair color, etc., making it easy for any girl to see herself in these wishes for success.

Pros:

Beautiful illustrations help celebrate this poem that offers encouragement, hope, and success.

Cons:

If you're looking for a prayer in the traditional sense of the word, this may disappoint you.


Title Blueberry Girl
About
Author Neil Gaiman
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2009
Illustrators Charles Vess
ISBN 9780060838089
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Picture Book, Poetry
Other Reviews:

More Reviews

Here are some other books we have reviewed that you may like!

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Lisa Humphrey
Publisher
Illumination Arts Publishing Company © 2004
ISBN
0970190794

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Ashley Rice
Publisher
Blue Mountain Arts © 2002
ISBN
0883966271

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Nancy Tillman
Publisher
Darling Press © 2005
ISBN
0976576104