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post #21 of 28

Portia the Pirate Princess

post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 

"A Chair For My Mother" we have and love!

 

Ronja rules!!! I can't wait till we can read that.

 

Thanks so much for all the ideas!

post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 

Here's my "problem": I'm anti-princess. So rather books that try to re-do the whole princess thing with a feminist spin, I (think) I'd like to just avoid princesses all together...  For example DD doesn't know that princesses are valued for their looks so the catch in Paperbag Princess is missed. Which is good I think. She thinks princesses are dancers.

 

What I need is nearly super-hero like characters to go with DD's theme song. "Super DD can do everything!" 

 

Do you know what I mean? What do you think? 

post #24 of 28

That is exactly what Ladybug Girl is, I would say. She is a superhero. Have you read those?  There are also lots of Dora books available.  Even if you don't watch the movies, kids can relate to Dora as an adventuresome kid.  Only problem with those is the stories are soooooo simple (not too impressive) but, still, my daughter (6 yrs) will search them out at the library.

 

post #25 of 28

My daughter also liked Priscilla Superstar by Nathaniel Hobbie.

post #26 of 28

How about "Alexandra the Rock Eater" by Dorothy Van Woerkom

post #27 of 28
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I don't know Ladybug Girl, Priscilla or Alexandra, but I will check them out! Thanks again for all the great ideas. Next thread: DVD's w/out traditional stereotypes.

post #28 of 28

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy is a fav. of my 4 1/2 yr old DD Sophia, Ladybug Girl dresses up like a ladybug and creates the "Bug Squad" at her favorite playground.  :)  (A 'superhero' team of bugs--including her friend bumblebee boy and 2 other girls)

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