Thursday, November 17, 2011

3 Books Little Girls Will Likely Love

Sugar and spice and everything nice - that's what little girls are made of. 

Baby bookworm is a girly girl.  She likes to play princess, wear my jewelry, and has been pulling clothes off the racks in stores since she was one and exclaiming "cute!" (apparently I must do the same thing).

Here are a few of our favorite books with little girls as the main characters.

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

We love Fancy Nancy in our house.  She's this adorable, red-headed little girl with a passion for all things fancy (including fancy words).  This book here is just one in the Fancy Nancy series - which include picture books and beginner readers.  In this story, Fancy Nancy has her heart set on a beautiful fan that she doesn't have the money to buy.  So, she decides to open her very own fashion boutique and sell her fancy clothes and accessories. But, when her little sister JoJo really wants one of Nancy's fancy necklaces for her birthday that she has already sold - Nancy has to come up with a plan to make everyone happy and save the day at her sister's birthday party.

Not only will your girly girl love all of the fancy fashions in the beautiful pictures, but she'll likely learn a few great "fancy" new words like overjoyed, ensemble, and persuade

Thanks to this book, baby book and I had our own fashion show and cleaned out all of her drawers of old clothes!

The Fancy Nancy Doll to go with the book will be
a special treat for Baby Bookworm's two year birthday!

Ladybug Girl Dresses Up! by David Soman and Jacky Davis

This book is also just one in a series of books surrounding this "Ladybug Girl" character.  Baby bookworm and I have read a few of the other books and she enjoyed them very much. But some of them can get kinda lengthy for the under 3 crowd, especially those with short attention spans.

So, when I saw Ladybug Girl Dresses Up (which is in board book format) at the library, we had to check it out because it is the perfect length for a toddler.  In this book, Lulu plays dress up - each page shows her in a different costume and describes how she acts or what she does as she pretends to be someone or something else.  It would be a great book to reenact with your child or to read before you play your own game of dress up! 

Ladybug Girl isn't quite the girly girl that Fancy Nancy is, but she makes a great role model. Lulu likes being Ladybug Girl best because she "can do anything".  And, we like that, too. 

 Pinkalicous by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann

A cute tale about a little girl who becomes pinkalicous thanks to eating one too many pink cupcakes.  The illustrations are playful and girly and very pink, of course.  But, there are other dominant colors in this book, which makes reading it also great practice in color naming.

 Baby bookworm and I have only read this book once in Barnes & Noble (a favorite way we spend rainy afternoons).  But, I have a really good feeling we'll be reading it again soon.

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