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“Zoe Gets Ready” meet “Ladybug Girl”

A few posts ago I did a mash-up about Equiano and Manjiro. That got me to thinking about presenting books for children in pairs. It’s kind of fun! So here is another dynamic duo for you…

If you have a little girl who loves to try on clothes then Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Murguia will be painfully familiar. I can really relate to Zoe’s mom, and Jenna responded instantly to Zoe.  (Seriously,  my daughter changes her outfits at least six times a day. It’s like we live in “Downton Abbey” or something.)

Zoe Gets Ready reminded me a bunch of Ladybug Girl by David Somar and Jackie Davis. Both books are about imagination, possibility and the power of accessorizing. Jenna’s favorite part of Ladybug Girl is the inside cover that shows Lulu wearing all of her different costumes. She always gets hung up on the Lulu that looks like Gloria Steinem. That’s Lulu’s “movie star” outfit…(I think).


  1. Kristen says:

    I feel you on the clothes routine. I swear my youngest is the worst offender; she’s tapped into her inner Cher.

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