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ThenI Feel Like The feel the problematic is overplayed but that book was problematic and this book solved all my problemsI ve seen some criticize this one for not being clear enough in its message claiming it pussyfoots around and never explicitly says in words what it s getting at only in the illustration I wanted to address that I think it s MORE important that it shows it with pictures this book is for young children at this age images speak so much ouder than words and in this book all the images show children being themselves their honest true selves And I hope their are kids who see themselves in this book and know they are oved for just being themselves Author Laura Gehl creator of the Peep and Egg picture books teams up with illustrator Joshua Heinsz in this rhyming picture book meant to encourage children to play in any way that they ike regardless of traditional ideas of gender The text presents some obvious boy and girl activities seemingly upholding the pinkblue divide only to subvert it each time with the titular refrain In the end the narrator encourages all children to just be themselvesOne of Encouraging kids to be themselves this powerful rhyming book breaks down gender stereotypes and builds kids up Here s to celebrating uniue individuals Bravo A straight forward book that takes on gender stereotypes directly There s not really a story but definitely a useful book to help with conversations about gender stereotypes Splendid Wonderful Wish I d had something ike this book when I was a kid My only gripe is that it still spends a ot of time stating the obvious gender stereotypes before it starts refuting them Stil certainly a step in the right direction. Nvites children to examine what they're told boy and girl activities are and encourages them to play with whatever they want to and to be exactly who they are This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBT inclusivity and acceptance.
Laura Gehl í 8 ReadVery sweet book pointing out the stereotypes about boys and girls and they often don t fit And that s it s ok Lots of differences in the world Can we stop making books about gender that only The Man Without a Face looks at it from a binary perspective Thank you A nicely presentedesson y book encouraging individuality The first part of the book Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) lists stereotypes and adds except when they don t to counter them Second part switches to you mightike x and y and that everyone gets to choose Rhyming style and great Gone (Gone, lesson would make it a good group readaloud Woof as well intentioned as this book is and as great as the illustrations are I think if you spend half of the books saying boys do this and girls do this you MUST MUST make the same kind of uneuivocal statements to counteract them Say SOME BOYS WEAR DRESSES SOME GIRLS ARE PIRATES Say it VERY explicitly Except when they don t seemsike kind of an advanced concept for the kids in this reading range Putting your message solely in the illustrations and kind of wishy washy Threads Of The Shroud like what youike be who you are All Seated on the Ground language means aot of kids are going to miss it and worse take away the opposite of what you intended to communicate MehThis book is well intentioned noting that boys do X and girls do Y except when they don tBut it spends so much time at the beginning boys do X and girls do Y that I felt Untitled. like it was reinscribing that even though do X and girls do Y that I feltike it was reinscribing that even though knew the book was eventually going to undercut that And as other reviewers have noted it doesn t say anything about kids who aren t boys or girls or even acknowledge that that s a possibility The book closes with Everywhere from near to far be exactly who you are But it never provides any Wiring language for the reader other than boy and girl simply asserting that This rhyming picture book encourages children to celebrate their individuality andets them know that it's okay to play with whatever toys they want to Girls perform to fairy songs Boys play football all day Against All Odds long Boys yell Boo and run away Girlsike ,
Ids of either of those genders can do whatever activities they wantThere are also few if any kids presenting in really non binarygender bending ways There s one mention of You might ike to paint your nails as part of a two page spread of disembodied hands doing various things and it does include nail polished hands holding a grasshopper and some dandelions but none of the kids appear to actually be wearing nail polish elsewhere A football playing boy has pink pom poms at one point but no boys
Ever Wear Dressesskirts Andwear dressesskirts and there are girls in pantsshorts most of them have ong hair one has a girls in pantsshorts most of them have The DOS long hair one has a of a pageboy and there are very few androgynousambiguously gendered characters Also one of the girls has a female symbol on her sweater which made me kinda winceOverall the illustrations are nice for what they re trying to do especially the ones of kids doing cross gender activities and Iove the kids with dyed hair And the kids are reasonably racially diverse though I m not sure there s anyone I would code as East Asian though there s no visible disability rep other than an adult wearing eyeglasses in the closing illustrations or any fat kids or any religious signaling no
ONE S WEARING A CROSS BUTs wearing a cross but one s wearing a Star of David or anything either so kids who are Othered under Christian hegemony don t get to see themselves explicitly reflected in that way here This book is exactly what I wanted after I was disappointed by books Against All Odds like Jack not Jackie by Erica SilvermanIn Silverman s book Jack formerly Jackie is a young child transitioning toife as a boy but what made Jack and their family realize they re a boy Well they didn t enjoy tea parties with their sister and they wanted to be a super hero not a princess oh and they ike. Ittens and ballet Except when they don't Children are often told by many different people about what toys they're supposed to play with what interests they should have and who they should be simply because of their gender This stereotype breaking book