This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.
Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth. (goodreads summary)
This book is a beautifully written poem stemmed from the hopes and dreams we have as a mother for our daughters. A special prayer for girls growing up to find strength, independence and the courage to face the many challenges in their life. This may not a be a book for everyone because it has such a deep emotional feel to it. You need to read between the lines and then you will find the true meaning of the authors intent. The illustrations have a dreamlike, fantasy quality about them also making it not your typical picture book or bedtime story. I think it would though be a nice baby shower gift for the expectant mom of a newborn girl. I could see myself reading it to my daughter now at an age when she needs me to help guide her through those tough years approaching. I think this is a "just right book" for anyone who would like to pass the words and wisdom on to our future generations of women. It truly carries a special message from the heart!~
Title: Blueberry Girl
Author: Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Charles Vess
Pub. Date: March 2009, Harper Collins
Hardcover, 32 pgs.