Written By Susan Sweenie
Illustrated By: Jillian Dister
One little girl who is in love with the color PINK and all things "girly" discovers her love of karate and how fun it can be to try something new and different. With the help of her parents and karate instructor, she learns that if she tries her best, she can do anything!
Let me start off saying I don't usually review books written for children, but when this author approached my to review her book I couldn't resist. Especially since I have to lovely little girls at home, one who is six and is just starting to learn how to read. The minute I received this book I couldn't wait to sit down with the girls and read it to them.
From the very beginning of the book it reminded me of my six year old. Although everything doesn't have to be pink for her she would rather play dress up, make up or anything else super girlie. When I started reading to her she even said to me Girls don't take Karate, that's for boys. I continued reading the book and my two year old was enjoying it greatly she even demonstrated some karate chops and kicks, it was too cute.
By the end of the book I myself felt more empowered by this story. I completely agree that girls can do anything boys can do and immediately wanted to look into putting my child into karate. It's actually something I've though of in the past but this just made me think of it more. She even told me I want a pink belt, as well all know there are no pink belts but it showed me that she was really paying attention to the book and they both enjoyed it greatly. I have to say it was a book I actually enjoyed myself and would definitely recommend it to young girls and mothers who want to try and get their kids out of their shells.
I was really happy and honored to be able to review this book so I want to thank Susan Sweenie for sending this over to me. I will definitely make sure to share it with as many people as possible. Thanks for the really great read.
And let me just say the illustrations throughout the book depicted the story perfectly. It was great to see them come to live from words to pictures. Thanks to both the author and the illustrator.