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‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ Book Review

'The Big Book of Girl Power' Book Review

My kindergartener daughter is super into super heroes at the moment. She was super excited to receive the DC Super Heroes Little Library recently. Her favorite of the board books is My First Book of Girl Power because she loves pretending to be a “super girl.” When recently offered the chance to review The Big Book of Girl Power by Julie Merberg in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library. The 32-page hardback book currently costs $10.99 on Amazon with a list price of $16.99.

Author

Julie Merberg is the author of the bestselling board book, My First Book of Girl Power. She is also co-author of the Art from the Start and Minimasters board book series. She lives in New York City with her husband, four sons, and boat loads of comic books and action figures.

Synopsis

Recommended for readers between the ages of 4 and 6 in preschool through second grade, The Big Book of Girl Power introduces little girls (and boys) to the terrific role models that are the DC super heroines. The colorful picture book illustrated with DC Comics classic art details the inspiring qualities that make Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and other female super heroes so powerful. Young readers will also enjoy learning the compelling origin stories of each heroine. Girls especially can learn that being different, overcoming fears, exploring new places, and banding together with other strong women is pretty powerful.

Cover of 'The Big Book of Girl Power' Inside Pages of 'The Big Book of Girl Power' 1

Evaluation

“When women get together to do good things, nothing and nobody can stop them!” states the final page of The Big Book of Girl Power. My daughter was absolutely thrilled to receive her copy of the book. She is totally into super heroes at the moment, and she is especially interested in female super heroes. I love that this book focuses only on the women in the super hero world, giving my daughter many positive role models. My son too can read the book and be reminded that girls are just as strong, smart, and powerful as boys. I therefore love the message that the book imparts to young readers.

My daughter turns 5 in just a few days and has been reading on her own for over half a year. She can read much of The Big Book of Girl Power on her own. She only needed help with some of the names on her first few reads through the book. The information answers many of the questions that my daughter had about the female super heroes. (I must admit that I have never really been into comic books, so I was no help in teaching her about the likes of Wonder Woman and Supergirl.) My daughter and my toddler son also love looking through the colorful illustrations, which feature DC Comics classic art. Overall I am impressed with this book, and my daughter is definitely a fan!

Inside Pages of 'The Big Book of Girl Power' 2 Inside Pages of 'The Big Book of Girl Power' 3

Final Verdict

If your little girl (or boy) is totally into super heroes like my daughter, definitely give The Big Book of Girl Power by Julie Merberg a read. Recommended for kids between the ages of 4 and 6 in preschool through second grade, the book introduces young readers to the DC super heroines such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl. Aside from some of the names, my daughter can read the entire book by herself, making it a perfect introduction to the super hero world for early readers. The illustrations, which feature DC Comics classic art, are also a great first foray into the world of comic books. If you have a little super hero fan on your hands, The Big Book of Girl Power would make a perfect gift this holiday season!

Purchase The Big Book of Girl Power on Amazon via my affiliate link.

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‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ Book Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson

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