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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 9 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Format: Board Book
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Author: Eva Chen
Book theme: Alphabet
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2019
TCIN: 54317831
UPC: 9781250215994
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-9872
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



Instagram superstar Chen, author of "Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, " is back with an alphabet board book depicting such feminist icons as Amelia Earhart, Beyonce, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, featuring spirited illustrations by Desierto. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Why stick with plain old A, B, C when you can have Amelia (Earhart), Malala, Tina (Turner), Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way to eXtraordinary You--and the Zillion of adventures you will go on?

Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is back with an alphabet board book depicting feminist icons in A Is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World, featuring spirited illustrations by Derek Desierto.



Review Quotes



Praise for A Is for Awesome!:

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller!

That theme of swinging for the fences and going for it is the undercurrent in this book. Even though it's about how they're all awesome, the real undercurrent is, 'Look at all these people who are superheroes who are just like you.' I try to tell that to my daughter. --Hasan Minhaj, in Huffpost

Praise for Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes:

A New York Times Bestseller!

Featured in Oprah Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide
Recommended by Rachael Ray as the perfect holiday gift
Featured in InStyle's Holiday Gift Guide

"[A] fresh take on a fairy tale." --Forbes.com

"Those who are 3, 13, or 30 can all enjoy the book." --Vogue.com

Not only does this book pay homage to some of history's greatest women, it also gives them snaps for their fashion sense. --Romper

Kids need more books like this. --HelloGiggles

[This book is] not going to drop without a bang. --Refinery29

[A] charming story. --MyDomaine

"Chen proves that the accessory can actually provide an important teachable moment for young kids." --WhoWhatWear



About The Author



Eva Chen, the author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes and A Is for Awesome, is a first-generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind. Previously the editor in chief of Lucky, Eva has also written for ELLE, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vogue China, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, where she is guilty of the occasional duck-face selfie. Eva lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Derek Desierto is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. His animation work has been recognized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the National Cartoonist Society, and 9 Story Media Group. Currently, he is living the dream as a freelance artist for animated TV shows and picture books. His ultimate goal in life is to meet Oprah and become one of her Favorite Things.

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Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
82% would recommend
23 recommendations

book

4 out of 5 stars
g coffee - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
very nice! good pictures
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Coco Chanel was not a herione

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
PalmMamaC - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
The quality of the book is fine. It’s a large size with sturdy cardboard pages which is great for little fingers still working on dexterity. My 2 year old likes it quite a bit. But I’m very disappointed by some of the choices the author made. With so many accomplished and worthy women to choose from, I was shocked to find a documented WWII German spy being celebrated by this book. The diversity of women represented could also have been greater. While Black, Native, and Asian women are included, this book features mostly white heroines and no Latina or Pacific Islander representation at all. If you’re looking for true diversity and not just lip service to the greatness of women, skip this book for your kiddos.
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Terrible

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Danyelle - 1 year ago
Terrible. Some Of These People Are Not Who I Think Young Girls Should Be Idolizing. Beyonce? No.
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A MUST HAVE!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ACombs - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I absolutely love this book for my daugher!
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AMAZING book!

5 out of 5 stars
rhiltner - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I have ordered multiple copies, not only for my classroom, but also for fellow teachers. I have given them as baby girl gifts as well. What a great depiction of strong female women everyone should celebrate.
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Nice

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kookiequeen - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
It’s a easy read for a small child. The last page is so cute, because it has a mirror on the last page with a message.
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Awesome!

5 out of 5 stars
Cteach1 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Cute book to teach children about awesome women. Also great for Women's History Month in March.
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Great book for toddler boys!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
William - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this for my 3.5 year old son and he loves it! It helps him to appreciate women and their achievements. The book is easy to read through, colorful and has a mirror at the end to help him appreciate himself to do great things too! Simply a great book!!
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cute

5 out of 5 stars
PK - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My little one can't read yet, but she knows her letters and can read those from the pages. This book is cute, even parents learned something new. The only weird page is V for Venus - considering she isn't a real person it just doesn't work well within the book. There are plenty of admirable women whose letter starts with V. But we still love this book.
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Diverse Book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kate - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book has great illustrations and quotes. I bought this for my son because I want him to see that women of all colors can do amazing things. He’s only 2, so for now he mostly just likes the mirror in the back and the illustrations, but he still sits and listens to me read who each woman is and what they did. He must be understanding something! I love that it has a sentence or two about each woman and a lot of the pages have quotes from them too. If you like this book, check out “She persisted” by Chelsea Clinton and the Vashti Harrison books. This book has more info about the women than the Vashti Harrison books though.
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Yes!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Bibi - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely perfect! The illustrations are adorable, and my daughter loved it!
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You go Giirls

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Snoopy - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a very positive written children’s book about all the accomplishments and careers little girls can achieve .
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Great Read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AuntyBunz - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Enjoyed the diverse representation. Read this to my son, especially since it is Women History month. We read and talked about each woman. An easy read and educational source.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
sendal - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
A great book for all ages. My third grader enjoys reading biographies. This book gives a nice introduction to inspiring female leaders and is a good resource to help us choose for additional books that have more content and explanations. Target buy-2-get-1 book offer is always appreciated.
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Great Toodler book

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
SA GM - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Got it on sale and it’s a great book from 3-6 yrs old in my own point of view
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Almost perfect

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
DeirdreP - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
So I really enjoyed this book overall.. however for letter V... they chose Venus, a mythical goddess. I find that strange. There’s certainly women whose names start with V. I just don’t think Venus, the goddess of love really fits in with the theme of this book.
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Baby shower gift!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
HikerGamerBaby - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
One of my fav books for elementary, preschool, and toddlers! This book introduces biographies of famous women and does so with Eva Chen’s fantastic fashionable style. The mirror in the back is my kid’s favorite.
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Grand daughter

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Fel - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was a gift for my grand daughter
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Good book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
NurseMama - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I really like this book. It has a message of empowerment and points out strong women from our society, both from the past and present. I only have 2 complaints: 1) A few of the women featured do not have quotes like the majority of the book features for the rest of the women and 2) V is for Venus (not the tennis player, the goddess), and is the only woman featured that isn't a real person. I still think this is a really good book though.
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1 year old girl loves this book!

5 out of 5 stars
JC - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 1 year old loves this book! She loves looking at the pictures!
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