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Book about strong women!

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WilsonFrickett Tue 17-Dec-13 22:42:27

Am I allowed to be annoyed by the title of the Sandy Toksvig book? I wanted to get dS something similar as he's going through a not particularly pleasant 'girls are rubbish' phase. This book would be perfect but I also don't want to givr the message 'boys are worst'.

WoTmania Mon 16-Dec-13 17:06:02

A Mighty Girl have some suggestions smile

enlightenmequick Mon 16-Dec-13 15:17:29

Errol my dd is 13 and I've got it her for a stocking present. I figure if it's aimed younger, she'll just read it quicker, but at least she'll learn.

I quite fancy a read myself!

ErrolTheDragon Mon 16-Dec-13 15:09:27

The amazon reviews imply it's for maybe ages 7-11, is that about right? (wish I'd got it for my DD a few years back, she's 14 matter, she knows we're brilliant! grin)

CaptChaosGlitteryBaubles Mon 16-Dec-13 15:06:22

I second the Sandi Toksvig one, it's chock full of facts about women being brilliant, with quirky illustrations and great humour.

I didn't buy it for myself, honest blush

enlightenmequick Mon 16-Dec-13 14:54:31

Sorry slug, didn't click on your link 1st. blush

enlightenmequick Mon 16-Dec-13 14:50:34

Sandra toksvig- girls are best.


slug Mon 16-Dec-13 14:36:29

this is both funny and full of interesting stuff. Not fiction though

artemisandaphrodite Mon 16-Dec-13 14:26:44

Thanks too, Captain! no need to blush smile

artemisandaphrodite Mon 16-Dec-13 14:21:24

Oops, that was to Errol - x-posts! Thanks.

CaptainHindsight Mon 16-Dec-13 14:19:10

Sorry didn't read the OP properly blush

Its not a factual book but its awesome non the less!

artemisandaphrodite Mon 16-Dec-13 14:18:29

I like the look of that. Have just added to my basket smile Thanks!

CaptainHindsight Mon 16-Dec-13 14:18:13

DS loves Paperbag Princess amazon link

It has been a firm favorite in our house and my DN love it too!

ErrolTheDragon Mon 16-Dec-13 14:17:19

I've not come across one myself, but an amazon search found this which apparently is KS2 level - unfortunately there are no reviews with it.

YesAnastasia Mon 16-Dec-13 14:07:09

I have boys so I'd be interested too smile

Coincidentally (or not), I read ZOG (Julia Donaldson) to my 3yo DS earlier & I was just thinking what a positive message about girls it has.

artemisandaphrodite Mon 16-Dec-13 14:02:06

(Sorry to spam two boards with this but it's just occurred to me that people might be extra-clued up about my query on this board!)

I'd really love a book for DD that is a kind of encylopaedia/showcase of women who have achieved amazing things in science, politics, engineering etc - aimed at a 6yo or thereabouts! People like Rosa Parks, the Pankhursts, Marie Curie, etc, etc ... ideally heavy on the pictures and a bit lighter on the text - just main facts.

Does anyone have a title for me ... please?! grin

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