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"I Don't Like Koala" by Sean Ferrell and Charles Santoso
This darkly funny debut picture book celebrates imagination and bravery while addressing the dilemma: what to do about that stuffed animal who won’t stop staring.
i wanted a book about wonder woman so my 3yr old could have a non-princess, stronger, more independant role-model. i think this was the only book i found and while it isn't a great read or great story, it did the trick with a simple, straight forward story..
I was really excited about this book, because it starts with WWs backstory as a princess. I bought it and a WW costume for my princess-obsessed 3-year old niece. She LOVES it, and has started playing "super hero" a lot more. (I think it's fine that she loves playing princess, but I like that this book gives her the idea that princesses can be tough if they want to!)
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My 6 year old tends to be pretty sensitive. She has only now just started watching some of the basic Disney movies such as A Bug's Life or even some of the princess movies like Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast (although she still needs to snuggle up with mommy when the villain comes on, at least she will tolerate watching the movies). Even just a few months ago, she was too scared with the villains. So imagine my surprise when she was looking through a costume catalogue prior to Halloween and chose Wonder Woman. She didn't even know about Wonder Woman. While she knows who some of the other super heroes are such as Spiderman and Batman, she is far too sensitive (even now) to watch any of the super hero movies or shows (even animated ones). She was just excited to see a female superhero. So we had a big talk about Wonder Woman, what her powers were, etc. And then a few weeks before Halloween I came across this book, as I was looking up the Wonder Woman costume. So I ordered both. She was absolutely ecstatic to receive this book. We have now had the book for about 3 months and she still loves this book and asks to read it together. The book is not too scary for sensitive kids. The only thing that some might find objectionable (other than the traditional skimpy Wonder Woman costume) is a brief mention about the Greek gods. My only complaint is that this is the only (age appropriate) Wonder Woman book we have been able to find. The same publisher has several books featuring Batman and Superman, but this is the only Wonder Woman book.
I'm the dad of 3 year old girl/boy twins, so I was looking for a super hero book featuring a heroine. This book was boring with a lot of detail about the origins of Wonder Woman, and very little super hero action. It also highlighted Superman and Batman and made Wonder Woman seem like a second rate team member instead of the "star" of the book. My wife who read the book to my twins also commented on how understated the action was.
My 6 year old was excited to finally read a book about a girl super hero. Unfortunately, Wonder Woman is pretty dated. My daughter kept asking me why Wonder Woman went around in public in her underwear with tall boots. As much as I loved Wonder Woman when I was a kid, I think it's time for a costume update before I let my kids read anymore Wonder Woman books.
It would be better if it had more of a super-hero fighting story behind it. As a background story, it's ok though. I like the Step Into Reading books better because they seem to have better stories. I wish there were more female superhero stories out there for little kids; my daughter once told me that "girls can't be superheros because there aren't any girl superheros".
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