A guest post today, from my gorgeous eleven year old daughter Charlie, a competent but reluctant reader who is also “the most faboulousisitst in the world.”*
When the book arrived in the post I thought that it was just my mum hassling me to read more. But that night when I opened the book to start reading it I actually enjoyed it.
The first page was about a mathematician named Ada Lovelace, and I was hooked right away. I think my mum was very surprised when it took less than a week for me to finish the book (that’s really fast for me).
I think that the best books always have a hard cover and a ribbon: this one does. In this book each page is about a different woman, eg: ballerinas, suffragettes, architects, pirates, warriors, singers, etc. some people died in 1458 B.C and some are still alive to this day.
My two favourite pages in the book would have to be page 78 – Jacquotte Delahaye a pirate who was one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean. My second favourite is on page 150 – Misty Copeland, a ballerina.
I really enjoyed this book.
*Or so says Charlie!
Love a hardback book with a ribbon. Nice review, Charlie!
Charlie says: Thanks leioss!
Thanks for the review Charlie. I think I’d enjoy that book too. I find stories about extraordinary women are inspiring to read.
Charlie says: me too!
I had seen a video promoting the book. The video was really cute – it pretended that Cinderella was male, and when you put it like that, male heros are never disempowered so why are females in fairy tales? I don’t have little girls to read this to, but the more I think about it, perhaps I ought to read it to my little boys.
Charlie says: I’m sure your boys will like it too.