Monday, November 1, 2010

I adore...

I adore My Name is Not Isabella!

I adore the fact that the author, Jennifer Fosberry includes great brief biographies of five amazing women who changed the world, and includes "Mommy" as the sixth.

I adore Fosberry's definition of mother: "A mother is a person who uses love and wisdom to raise children to be caring, accomplished adults." Amen!

I adore how Fosberry deftly weaves the personas of Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, and Elizabeth Blackwell into Isabella's imaginative day.

I adore that my five-year-old, Madeline, adores this book and that she wanted to hear me read all of the biographical information over again. Especially Elizabeth Blackewell's.

I adore that Isabella's mommy rolls with her daughter's brilliant imagination. I have to do this often with my bunch and it works well to go with their tales!

I adore all the new words my daughter learned from this book, including "vittles."

I adore the illustrations by Mike Litwin.

I adore the "bookplate" printed on the first page that reads "This book belong to... (space for your little gal's name) the sweetest, kindest, smartest, bravest, fastest, toughest, greatest girl that ever was."

And, I simply love that Fosberry is a self-proclaimed "... science geek turned children's book writer." We love this book (in case you couldn't tell.) I'll likely be ordering several copies for my brilliant nieces for Christmas this year.

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