Reviews for Girls' Book of Glamour : A Guide to Being a Goddess

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Fall
The Boys' Book--a sort of Worst-Case Scenario Handbook for kids--is filled with survival tips from "How to Avoid a Hungry Hippo" to "How to Survive a School Dance." The less-daring Girls' Book contains fashion and beauty tips including "How to Get the Flutteriest Lashes" and "How to Air-Kiss." Black-and-white line drawings are entertaining and informative. Skip these if you're bothered by gender stereotyping. [Review covers these titles: The Boys' Book of Survival and The Girls' Book of Glamour.] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 April

Gr 6-10--Here are 97 nifty tips (with a few tongue-in-cheek how-tos thrown in) for becoming your own fierce self. The text is similar to Juliana Foster's The Girls' Book (Scholastic, 2007) but is entirely focused on lifestyle, health, and beauty. Each entry has simple instructions accompanied by entertaining illustrations. This upbeat and amusing style guide adopts a hip tone for the tween and young-teen set. Particularly enjoyable entries include "How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Real Italian," "How to Customize Your School Uniform," "How to Convince People You're a Hand Model," and "How to Lip-synch Successfully." Jeffrie's snappy writing and Ryan's great line drawings and stylish design make Glamour an easy, breezy read that will help girls become fashion forward.--Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta

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