Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable...Every girl is BEAUTIFUL. 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! 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.
The tone is bold and forthright, as it needs to be to counter the ubiquitous other messages that tell girls how to behave, and the illustrations boast a multiracial cast and even girls playing basketball in wheelchairs. While this will appeal most to girls and their parents, there's no reason why boys should not enjoy it, too. -Booklist
Stacy McAnulty is the gummy-worm-eating, coffee-guzzling, zillion-ideas-a-minute children's book author of 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang; Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach; and Dear Santasaurus, illustrated by Jef Kaminsky. She lives in Kernersville, NC, with her family and two dogs. Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Another Day as Emily and The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli and Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman. She lives in Amsterdam with her family.