When mom comes to wake Isabella, Isabella has changed her name to Sally. At breakfast, Sally becomes Annie, and through the course of the day changes to Rosa, Marie, and Elizabeth. Each a woman of accomplishment: Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, and Elizabeth Blackwell. At the end of the day, Isabella takes the name of her biggest heroine: Mommy.
This picture book is driven by dialogue, which immediately engages kids in the story. It is the perfect format for introducing children to women who changed the world and the biography genre.
None. I hope there is a companion book for boys.
We read this repeatedly, each night for nearly a week. Within a few days, our daughter had memorized her lines as Isabella, and was also reading along. Even after several weeks we still get requests for this book.
What a fun way to introduce famous women to young children. Thanks to the short biographies in the back, parents can build out the individual heroines (even if they forgot a couple facts). The bio for Mommy is a nice touch.
This picture book introduces pre-readers and young readers to famous women in history.
In addition to the short biographies, the author offers definitions of the roles each woman played (sharpshooter, activist, scientist). There is also a very nice list of books and websites listed at the back to make it easy to build on the story.
7 to 9
4 to 8
Read with nearly 7-year-old girl.
Buy. There are few books that so effectively introduce kids to important people at a level they can appreciate and a format they can understand.