A #1 New York Times bestseller which Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls, “a beautiful, beautiful book” New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl, Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world. Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she’s great just the way she is—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops. Dear Girl, encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out. Dear Girl, This book is for you. Wonderful, smart, beautiful you. If you ever need a reminder, just turn to any page in this book and know that you are special and you are loved. —Amy and Paris A perfect gift for all occasions.
I think I have just found my new go-to gift for baby girls! Having raised two of them, I had to find ways to communicate many of the messages outlined in this book. Written and illustrated by a mother-daughter team, this book is a gentle, affirming, empowering letter to every young girl to trust and embrace who they are and to stand up for themselves. With its sweet illustrations and powerful message, it should be at least weekly reading for every young girl in your life.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things.
Some things she likes to make: Children’s books. Grown-up books. Short films. Salads. Connections with the universe. Something out of nothing. Wishes.
According to The New York Times, Amy’s award-winning children’s books “radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting.” Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers.
As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade. A guided journal based on this book was recently released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z. Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book. (Bio via whoisamy.com)
Paris Rosenthal attends Quest University, a liberal arts school near Vancouver. She was the first woman in her high school to play on the men’s basketball team, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with her father, and started a cancer support group at her college. Paris enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, writing, organizing, and making things. Her favorite project was working on the book Dear Girl, with her mother.