I saw this book and bought it on impulse, which I am *trying* not to do because we have literally a zillion or so books and I just am flatly unable to ever rehome books. They are BOOKS. We’ve been doing a lot at the library lately which is great! This one grabbed me at the bookstore though, with its subtitle of “Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?”
The one thing that bugged me when I picked it up is that it was shelved with the “boy” equivalent book, except the subtitle of the boy version is “Just how big can a little KID dream.” Girls are kids too! (I know, nitpicky, but I’m a nitpicky person dammit.)
The book has a really cute concept where a little girl pretends to be several different female heroines; Sally Ride, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie are a few of them. I love that, and I love how at the end of the book there is a quick paragraph about each of these amazing women and what they were famous for.
I don’t love that there is actually no *story* here. There is no real conflict or problem to be resolved; just a little girl pretending, so for me it gets a bit repetitive. Not repetitive in a lovely lyrical way that is fun to read, but repetitive in the… *yawwwwn* way.
To sum up, I’d say get this one from the library. I’m just bummed because I impulse-bought it. And paid full price. Hmph.