"I'm with Birdie. I LOOOVE gorgeous grown-up shoes (the page with her Mom's shoe closet is gasp-worthy) but after giving them a shot, the reality is that bare feet (or in my case, Birkenstocks, sigh) are just more practical and comfortable. The art here is unsurpassed."
"Oh you know we love that Birdie girl. It's her birthday and her favorite party dress is too small! She can't find just the thing at the store (though I think the dress she's wearing on the first page would do it!) so she uses her imagination (and cool vintage taste) to solve her own dilemma."
"It's Margo's birthday and she gets the best present EVER - a yellow tutu (thank you so much for not making it pink!) She thinks outside the box and decides to wear it to school...on her head. You do your thing, Margo. The illustrations are SO cute, can I please eat her, and her little friend Pearl, up with a spoon?"
"Rosie Flo coloring books are the best (there are several). They provide the clothes - and they are SO fun and imaginative, and not dumbed down - you provide the feet, legs, arms, head and hair to make each fashion truly your own! Check out the Kitchen and Garden theme coloring books, too - love those fashions!"
"Polly just wants to wear her pink pajamas all day, every day. Who can blame her? Panic ensues when she is invited to a party and has nothing to wear. Her fashionable friends, and eventually the party-thrower himself, come to the rescue."
"Marisol wears mismatched clothes; I love her style. But this is a story about being "mismatched" (different) in lots of ways, from mixed ethnicity to culinary fusion and combining games...and the awesomeness of being uniquely yourself."
"Don't try to tell this little one what to wear - there is something wrong with almost everything in her wardrobe! The illustrations are dizzying and adorable. In the end, she's no prima donna, she just wants something comfy."
"Daffodil and her two sisters, Violet and Rose, go to lots of parties with their Mom. And so people can tell them apart, she made them all dresses in the colors of their names. Only, it turns out, the girls have their own ideas about fashion, and it doesn't include matching party dresses! Resonates strongly with this mom of three girls and proponent of individuality."
"Think fashion is only for girls? Think again. George is tired of being the scruffiest giant in town, so he gets decked out in all-new duds. A series of animals in trouble along his path home, though, bring him round to what's most important. Totally fun to read aloud with different voices and accents."
"Speaking of fashionable men, Joseph is both stylish and thrifty. When his coat becomes old and worn, he turns it into a jacket, then a vest, then a scarf, etc. Crazy cool illustrations and if you can read music, the song the story is based on is in the back. (We got the Scholastic DVD from the library and recorded the song on my iPhone so we could learn it - Joseph's not the only thrifty one!)"
"A "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat" for young girls. She outgrew her favorite dress so they turned it into a shirt; the sleeves tore so it became a tank! Fun and whimsical illustrations, and with the great modern message of re-purposing!"
"Are we all Fancy-Nancied out? I try not to be because I really do love this first, original book. Poor Nancy is surrounded by fashion ineptitude but does her best to educate her family. Accessories for everyone! In the end, and at the heart, though, is the timeless message of love and acceptance, regardless of fashion sense."
"We LOVE Milly Molly Mandy! A super adorable chapter book that chronicles M-M-M's small English town life. Milly always wears and pink and white striped frock. When it gets worn out, in one of the last chapters, it's time for a new dress, but what material to choose? Read it to see!"
"Cutie explanation that princesses wear soccer uniforms, overalls, etc. - whatever is comfortable and functional, nicely driving home the point that girls can do or wear anything and still be a "princess" if she wants to."
"We got this from the library and as I read it to my girls I thought they might be bored - it's not overly exciting. But they were riveted and wanted to find out what happens - does she get a purple coat or have to stick with the navy blue she gets every year?"
"I will say my girls love this book. I love all the pictures of shoes. But I am annoyed that these girls can't make a decision at the shoe store, and after all that trying on they leave empty-handed - seriously? Some of those shoes are awesome. But I guess the author was going for some kind of message - they go home and decorate the shoes they already have."