Girls are Pretty is a children's board style picture book by Susann Hoffman that examines gender stereotypes society has about girls and encourages kids to be whoever they want to be. The book is 10 pages long and was published by Little Hare Books in May 2019.
Susann Hoffman was approached by Little Hare Books in 2018 and asked if she would be interested in working with them to illustrate two children's books that challenged gender stereotypes and promoted diversity among children. The result was Girls are Pretty and Boys will Be. The goal behind the books was to show that boys can be more than wild, brave and strong and that girls can be more than pretty, nice and quiet.
Girls are Pretty is a large, colourful book that starts with the sentence "Girls are pretty…" on each page, then there is a flap that children can pull back to see a girl getting up to mischief and the sentence ends with a descriptive word like "funny" or "brave" or "bold".
This was a delightful, optimistic book. I really liked the positive, encouraging message in the book, that children should be free to express themselves however they like and to enjoy the activities that they like without being restricted by gender stereotypes.
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