Saturday, February 25, 2012

When Celebrities Pen a Children's Book

Last year I read three children's books written by celebrities: Tori Spelling, Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Martin.  I enjoyed all three and wanted to read more.

Chocolate Me!  by Taye Diggs
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Pages:  32

A little boy is teased by three other boys in his neighborhood.  Timmy, Johnny and Mark question why is his skin darker than theirs?  Why is his hair not straight? The little boy begins to feel bad about himself because he is different.  He goes home and tells his mother what happened.  She explains being different is not bad.  In fact it's good.  She tells him how she sees him and how special he is.  She brings him a mirror and tells him to always love what he sees.  He believes his mother and realizes his friends may not know everything.

Girls Hold Up This World  by Jada Pinkett Smith
Photographs by Donyell Kennedy-McCullough
Pages: 29

Pinkett Smith pens a poem dedicated to the beauty and strength of women and young girls.  Photographs of females of all ages, race and ethnic backgrounds are included.  Pinkett Smith is also featured with her daughter.  The book speaks to why it's special to be girl and the bond of sisterhood we share with each other  A girl of any age will enjoy reading this book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these. Both books look terrific and have fantastic messages.