Amazing Babes

This has been a week for books in the mail!!! And that mail lady has brought some fine ones! I had a hard time deciding which one to talk about first!

My final choice is a book that I won!!!! πŸ™‚ In a drawing!!!! πŸ™‚ From Danielle Davis at This Picture Book Life!!! πŸ™‚ And it’s signed by the author and the illustrator!!!!Β  πŸ™‚

IMG_1526Amazing Babes
A Picture Book for Kids & Adults
words by Eliza Sarlos
drawings by Grace Lee
published by Scribe Publishing in 2013

suitable for maybe 2nd grade and all the way up!
younger ones might enjoy the illustrations

Theme – incredible women! Girl Power!

It begins —
As I grow ——
I want the COURAGE of Aung San Suu Kyi

On our bookshelves here at home we have LOTS of books about “amazing babes.” Women who made adventure part of their lives. Women who inspired generations of young folks with their spirit and heart and courage. Women who left their signatures in the annals of history. My Mom Person says that I am an “amazing babe” in my own right! That’s an interesting thought!

This picture book, Amazing Babes, is a most uniquely, incredible book that celebrates the lives of twenty incredible women. I don’t know how Ms Sarlos decided on these particular twenty, but it is a diverse and fascinating group.

From the back of the book — “Amazing Babes was originally written as a gift from a mother to her son. ……All the women in this book had the ideas, determination, and creativity to bring about change in the world, and in learning about their stories we honour their achievements.”

This is a BIG picture book – 12″ x 10″. The words are BIG, the pictures are BIG, the inspiration is BIG! Each page spread has a picture of a uniquely inspirational woman and a brief note about what she represents to the world – from courage, to compassion, to conviction, to heart, to vision, to fervour, and more. Some of the names are familiar to me. I’ve heard them talked about. But some of the names were totally new. To me, anyway.

At the back of the book there are brief bios of all the women. It all makes you yearn for the whole story! This book will have readers scrambling to find out more! Oh! I can envision the discussions that will be happening! What can be learned from these women? What other women could belong with this group? Who do you know that could be considered “an amazing babe?!”

IMG_1528The illustrations are incredible as well. The pictures, the words, the design of it all! Perfection! A PERFECT PICTURE BOOK for Perfect Picture Book Friday!!

I first learned about this book from Ms Davis at This Picture Book Life. She did an inspiring review about it there and you can visit her HERE.

The book has it’s own website! with more information and a video. Check it out HERE.

A young lady who is featured in the book is Tavi Gevinson who started a style blog at the age of 12 — Here she is with Jimmy Fallon —

Now you might want to visit another inspiring woman, who is not in this book, but maybe should be! — Ms Susanna Leonard Hill who has her own incredible blog where she keeps a list of Perfect Picture Books and some great resources to go with. This is, after all, Perfect Picture Book Friday!!!! πŸ˜€

And now you can go forth and conquer the world!!!!!
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34 thoughts on “Amazing Babes

  1. I am definitely inspired already. I Love reading about women who are great, women in general really. That is why I love memoir. I Love reading about how other women live their lives, how they did what they did and why. How they overcame obstacles and problems.

    This book seems special because it is in picture book format. And I love Girl Power. I am looking it up right away.

    Congrats on the win. A special book for a special dog. πŸ™‚

  2. That really sounds like a great book. And getting many books in the mail: what a wonderful week that must have been for you. I envy you!
    Have a good one,

  3. I am dancing on my tippie toes about this book Rhythm! Amazing Babes is a simple and oh so powerful book. It’s a inspiring gift to the world. Made my eyes fill to see some of the illustrations over on the Amazing Babes website you link to. Wow, you sure find the best of the best reads! It must be a blast to go to your mailbox! Loved this video, going to Tavi Gevison’s website next.

  4. I’ve had this book on my radar for a while now, but I’m in two minds about it. On the one hand I applaud the concept and definitely want to explore the content, but on the other hand, Mad Martha is mildly offended by the fact that the women are referred to as Babes. I suspect we will get to it eventually however πŸ™‚

  5. Next up Amazing Dogs (including Rhythm!) Seriously though – sounds like a great book whose time has come. So glad to meet another fan of Danielle’s!

  6. This book sounds fantastic, Rhythm! What a great choice! I love books that celebrate the power of girls and women – it’s so important for girls to believe in themselves and be inspired to reach for their dreams! Thanks so much for sharing – and you ARE an amazing babe (and also a very pretty girl) πŸ™‚

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