Thursday 18 January 2018

Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.

Review: I was expecting good things from this book but actually I was absolutely blown away by it. I have already been using the knowledge that I have gained for it and have ordered several copies as gifts for friends and family, thank goodness there is another one out for me to try and get my hands on now!

This book is a book about strong, empowering women. Women throughout history. Women from all over the world. But it is not in anyway a dry history book, neither is it in any way preachy, or man-hating, as some may have led you to believe. This book is literally goodnight stories and so each page and each new woman begins with something like 'there was once...' or 'a long time ago' and so it condenses down and simplifies all the information about these amazing woman and make them easy to digest, easy to read and great to snuggle down with before bed. 

Then there are the amazing illustrations. I shared a few of the illustrations from this book on my Instagram because they are just beautiful and each illustration is by a different artist. Some artists have more than one illustration in the book but I loved the fact that they were all so unique and so fitting to the woman they are depicting! Some of my favourite were Venus and Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Virginia Woolf. 

I think this book really is suitable for all ages and all genres. I have already used some of the information I have learned in my weekly trivia and it really was the best book to start the year with. I couldn't recommend this book enough. 

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

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