For Ages 5 - 6
Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable. . . .Every girl is Beautiful.
Written by Stacy McAnulty and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, this adorably illustrated book is filled with wit and musings on what it means for a young girl to be beautiful.
The author's simple sentences and phrases stir the imagination and create the tone of Beautiful, which is bold and forthright.
Beauty is much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong!
Stacy's writing combined with Joanne's illustrations evoke a feeling of uniqueness, independence, and strength, defining beauty through diversity, talents, and passions.
Beautiful breaks barriers by showing girls free to be themselves: splashing in mud, conducting science experiments, and reading books under a flashlight with friends. This book will encourage all girls to embrace who they are and realize their endless potential.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stacy McAnulty is the gummy-worm-eating, coffee-guzzling, zillion-ideas-a-minute children's book author who's also qualified to be a dog therapist, a correspondent for The Daily Show, and a Green Bay Packer coach.
She's written dozens of books including her debut middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book and Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach.
When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 husband.
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Beautiful, Brave, Love and Hilde Cracks the Case series, Another Day as Emily and The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli and Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman. She lives in Amsterdam with her family.