Feminist Baby

illus. by Loryn Brantz. 22p. Disney-Hyperion. Apr. 2017. Board $12.99. ISBN 9781484778586. POP
Baby-Toddler—Adapted from Brantz's viral comic, this charming board book will amuse budding feminists and their adults. The title character refuses to be limited by gender stereotypes. She loves pink and blue; she plays with dolls and cars. The rambunctious little one revels in her body, her love of music, and her absolute baby-ness. The rhyming text is singsong and makes for a great read-aloud. The large, expressive eyes; bold lines and font; and bright, cartoonish illustrations will delight the youngest of readers. The strong girl power message makes feminism and following your dreams accessible to toddlers. The final image, of Feminist Baby in Rosie the Riveter–inspired garb, will elicit chuckles and bring the message home.
VERDICT A laugh-out-loud, smart, and much-needed addition to board book collections.

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