Okay, I admit that the title of this post is a bit of a generalization, and one that caused me to cringe even as I typed it in. As a very much UN-girly-girl, I have been shockingly blessed with a daughter who chooses to dress herself in head to toe pink (ignoring the traditional advice for redheads), and who regularly proclaims as she sits down to breakfast to have dreamed the previous night about such topics as dolphins, ballerinas, unicorns and princesses. Apparently, if the generalization fits, my daughter will embody it. So, with that in mind, I am happy to share with you two books that are completely perfect for my own 3-year-old girly girl, in the event that you may know a kindred spirit of hers who could find joy in them, too.
A kitty who dons a tutu and dances ballet? Check, check and check on the girly-girl list. Ballet Kitty: Play Book by Bernette Ford, features pull-tabs, flaps and textured materials throughout its pages, providing young readers with an interactive experience as they read. With a soft palette of colors, dominated by shades of pink, this book has immediate visual appeal to lovers of pink! This simple story is perfect for a young reader to return to on her own, practicing those developing early reading skills. Would your little one like to help Ballet Kitty get dressed for dance class in this adorable book? My daughter answers with an emphatic YES!
With Lorna Hussey’s Little Lost Unicorn, little unicorn lovers will be delighted with the embossed illustrations that appear to glow and glitter from the pages. As Little Unicorn excitedly explores the forests around his home, he soon becomes lost and must seek the help of his new forest friends, even having his bravery tested when trouble comes. There is a sense of old-fashioned storytelling in this book, with flowery language and an emphasis on friendship, love and responsibility. Another wholehearted endorsement from my resident girly-girl reader.
As part of our Gift Guide Giveaway, we are happy to offer a copy of Ballet Kitty: Play Book and Little Lost Unicorn for one of our readers! Please leave a comment here to be entered (U.S. and Canada residents only, please). One entry per person.
Entries will be closed on December 8, and we will announce the winners on December 9. Please watch your email and check the site for your name, so that we can collect your shipping information and you can get your gift by Christmas.
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Dawn is often schooled by her daughter in the ways of the girly-girl, and she documents her parenting world of 1/3 girl, 2/3 ALL-boy on her blog, my thoughts exactly.
Nanci K says
My tomboy would love to read this.
I know a little girl with a birthday right at Christmastime, I think these would be perfect.
Gayle Morgan says
my adopted niece from Guatemala would love these. She is so inquisitive.
Sherri B. says
Perfect for my girly-girl niece! Thanks for the chance!
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I’d love to give this to my daughter.
Diane Westerbeek says
Great gift for a 3 year old granddaughter
Mozi Esmes Mommy says
And do I know some girly girls!
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My daughter would love this.
I’d love this for my niece. Thanks for sharing.
I know 2 new readers who would love these books! The Lost Little Unicorn looks especially cute.
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I definitely have a girly-girl that’d love this!
Ed Nemmers says
For my niece Hannah!
Heather B says
would love to add these to my daughters growing library
Bambi M says
I’d love these to read with my little girly-girl!
This would be great to win for my daughter; she loves to read. Thanks!
Maja Meza says
my niece would love it
Jessica McKelvie says
very cute! hope I win
Kellie Conklin says
Oh Ballet Kitty looks just like what the girls I watch love! Books with interaction are a fave! Both books look super cute, thanks for the giveaway!
My daughter would enjoy these. She is a little ballerina.
Renee Richardson says
We are definate girlie girls here. Thanks for the great contest. It would be perfect for my two Princesses 🙂
Renee Richardson says
Please ignore my spelling error (definite) LOL!! It’s late 😉
Kathy S says
I have two granddaughters who would really adore these books. The older one adores unicorns and kittys, and the little one just loves kittys! (They have two of their own.) These books looks so cute, and I love to read to them.
These books are adorable. I would love to read them to my kids.
Linda K. says
My girly granduaghter would love these. She loves Ballerinas.
Jennifer Jozwiak says
I would love to have these books for my little one.
I would love to win these for my daughters. Thanks
Please enter me 🙂
My niece would love these!
Kerrie Mayans says
My almost 7 year old girly girl would love Ballet Kitty.
My niece would love this! She’s into ballet.
Would love this for my neice!
Mike Dillard says
My daughter would love something like this. She is 4 and dances/jumps/and sings all of the time.
carol ~ says
Our little girl loves horses and kitties and I know she would love this! Thank you!
A girl can NEVER have too many books, no matter how girlie they are:)
My Pink Power 4 y/o would LOVE these.
Enter me please.
kathy pease says
Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in 🙂
I would love to win this for my baby sister, it is the cutest prize by far!
Leslie S. says
This would be a great addition to our book collection.Thanks!
Michelle M says
Would love this for my neice. Please count me in.
Miranda Allen says
these would be great for my kids
Jennifer S. says
I have 2 girly-girls..one who loves to read another who loves to be read to:)
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Kelly Ann T. says
We could use some new books in our library and these look so cute.
Michelle B says
My daughter would love this to add to her collection
Katherine Cline says
I have lots of little girls in our family that these stories would be perfect for.
Marcy Strahan says
The girls are in dance & would love this! Even Little bubba would enjoy them too.
Karen Gonyea says
Another great selection – especially for the girls 🙂
Kristina W says
Please enter me in this contest. My daughters would love these books !!!
heather s says
These books look so cute!