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Who Is Your Hero?Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication DaWho Is Your Hero?Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up...

Title : My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?
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My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Reviews

  • Marie
    2019-01-25 17:45

    This is a series about a girl who daydreams that she is famous women from history.  Her mother will speak to her and she will respond, "My name is not Isabella" and she will explain who she is at that moment in time & history as she sets about to do something in the spirit of that heroine.  This continues until bedtime when Isabella becomes the Mommy extolling all of Mommy's virtues.  At last Isabella is herself,  and Mommy recounts all of Isabella's virtues which are a compilation of the virtues of the heroines she has been imagining to be throughout the day.  It is an excellent book about strong female role models for young girls and a reminder of the part they played in history.  At the end there is a biography of all the heroines mentioned to delve further into their role in history. This could be a great teaching tool and bonding book for mothers and daughters. There is a lot contained within this small book and it leaves plenty of room for discussion and further learning.

  • Ami
    2019-01-17 16:29

    I don't usually review children's books, but I really had to with this one.I randomly bought this for my daughter at the school book fair; it was closing in ten minutes, so I had to make a quick decision. To be totally honest, I grabbed it because:1) It was the only one I saw with a girl character who wasn't a princess 2) It was less than five bucks. Swish.I looked at the cover and the subtitle, "just how big can a little girl dream?", saw the row of hats (e.g., astronaut helmet, head mirror, kerchief). I assumed it was encouraging girls to dream big and achieve good stuff out in the world. I support that goal but also found myself fantasizing about stories like that including motherhood as a worthwhile, commendable achievement.When I eventually got the chance to read my daughter this book, I felt so happy that it exists, so proud of my intuition (okay, luck) in finding such a lovely book. I don't want to give it all away, but it not only encourages girls to dream big and achieve, it also weaves in actual, strong, intelligent women from history. AND, it even fulfilled my fantasy of validating motherhood as a worthwhile use of a woman's time, talent, and brains. I kind of feel weepy thinking about it. I'm so proud to be an owner of this book, so proud to be a woman living today, so proud to share this book and my own thoughts about the strength and intelligence of women with my daughter, and my son. And my husband. And with all of you. I could share more, but my review is already longer than the book!Seriously, go find it wherever you can. It will make us best friends.

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-01-23 10:42

    I read this and at the same time, immediately after, read My Name Is Not Alexander. I was tempted to write one review for both books, but I suppose my thoughts and feelings and what else I’d like to say are just different enough that I’ll write separate reviews.This book is a conundrum. How can I find something both delightful and irritating, fun and boring, great and mediocre, etc. etc.? Well, I do. It ended up winning me over, for the most part.Yes, it’s a “message book” and an “educational book” but I love the silliness and the ending. The aspect of a child saying they are not themselves but someone else, that they have some other name, is so familiar. Usually, with the kids I know, they’re just names they like. Here, it’s real people in history. And, at the end of the book, there are blurbs about them, more sophisticated portions than the story itself, but I’d recommend sharing this entire book with children, no matter what their age & stage. The women who changed the world that Isabella “is” and that have mini-biographies included in the back are: Sally Ride (astronaut), Annie Oakley (sharpshooter), Rosa Parks (activist), Marie Curie (scientist), Elizabeth Blackwell (doctor), and mommy. And the very end, who Isabella is, and this mommy who’s second from the end, are my favorite parts of the book. The job description given to (mommy) is: “a mother is a person who uses love and wisdom to raise children to be caring, accomplished adults. My Goodreads’ friend Lee and her daughter have been on my mind a lot this week, and that’s such an apt description of Lee. Perhaps this part of the book touched my heart even more than it might have had my mind been elsewhere, but really, what’s not to love about this definition?!I found the illustrations to be more than slightly odd, but they kind of grew on me, and I think they work. I also think I’d have loved this book as a child, not so much for the pictures, or even the history, though I would have been interested, but for the silliness of all the identity changes.On the last page, there is a list of books consulted and a list of websites, all very useful for older children and/or additional book and research ideas.3 1/2 stars

  • Cindy Hudson
    2019-01-29 15:43

    My Name is Not Isabella is a delightful new picture book by Jennifer Fosberry that introduces children to some of the strongest female figures in history, all seen through the eyes of a little girl. The sequence starts off with the mother at the bedroom door saying, “Good morning Isabella. It’s time to get up and out of bed.” “My name is not Isabella!” said the little girl. “Then who has been sleeping in my daughter’s bed?” asked the mother.“I am Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!” The mother in the story is wonderfully patient as her daughter cycles from being Isabella to Sally Ride one day then Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell and mommy. All are important women in history, and mommy is a great hero for a little girl to have. Bios on each of the famous women catching Isabella’s imagination are included in the back. My Name is Not Isabella should be able to spark conversations between moms and daughters about the real people behind the names that Isabella decides to take on for a while. The illustrations by Mike Litwin show Isabella as a spunky girl who is strong, smart, courageous and caring. I highly recommend it.

  • Mathew
    2019-02-06 17:33

    This one didn't do it for me at all. I've currently been reading a lot of picturebooks and novels around issues exploring the concept of challenging gender stereotypes either implicitly or explicitly and I didn't think this book really succeeded in either even though this is what it felt like it was trying to do. There is a nice sense of repetition in the wording and I think young children would like that and I even enjoyed some of the different roles that Isabella adopted: Astronaut, Gunslinger, Activist, Scientist, Doctor and Mum but it was here that I think the story frustrated me. It was trying too hard to share with the reader female icons from our past but had little or nothing to with any story. In no way do I feel attached to Isabella or even interested in her. It just all felt a bit forced, unreal and unsure of who its audience is.

  • Lauren
    2019-02-16 16:21

    Lauren Fariss:This text is a great tool to use in the middle school classroom, as it gets students thinking about their own role models in history and in today's world. It applies to the study of identity, as it deals with a young girl who has so many role models, yet must ultimately choose to simply be herself.After reading, this book can easily spark discussion about student's own dreams for the future, but it also has a very important lesson at the end--that while it is great to have role models and always dream big, no matter who you aspire to be, there is never anything greater than simply choosing to be yourself. This text would pair nicely with the "What Are Your Dreams?" writing strategy (Gallagher 52). Students could be asked to list their own role models, explain what dreams they have, consider what they need to do to accomplish that dream, and reflect on their hopes for the future (Gallagher 53). Thus, in a way this text could serve as a model text for students to write their own version of the "My Name is Not Isabella" story.

  • Kalley the Chipmunk
    2019-02-01 10:24

    I gave Isabella 5 stars because there was a name Mommy in it. I love my own Mommy.

  • Zoey the Squirrel
    2019-01-25 13:21

    If I could go past number five, I would have to do 100 stars. I want more books that are similar to this. I loved at the end how it told about the real people and their names are Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Mommy. I love Mommy.

  • Judy
    2019-02-07 13:39

    Review at - booksmykidsread.comThose who know me know that raising strong girls who believe that they can do anything they set their hearts to, is a big priority in my life. If you haven’t already checked out A Mighty Girl, go check them out as soon as you are done reading this, as they are an amazing resource for great books. Our latest find from that site in an absolutely awesome book called My Name is Not Isabella.The tagline to this book is “Just how big can a little girl dream?” The answer? To the moon and back. What is marvelous about this book, aside from the story itself, is that girls can get different things from this story at different ages.The story is of a little girl named Isabella who wakes up one morning and tells her mom “my name is not Isabella.” The mom plays along and asks the little girl who she is. “I am Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was.” As in Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space in 1983. Each day Isabella wakes up with a new name and a new profession to go along with it, including the ever important job of “mommy.” At the end of the book, her mother puts her to sleep so she can dream “about who she would be tomorrow.”What the kids don’t realize is that each time Isabella changes her name, she is naming a famous woman who has helped change our world. As a child matures, the back of the book has information on all of these women and definitions of the roles that helped make them special. My 6 year old and I were able to have a conversation about why these women were important. She can’t imagine a world where girls were not expected to go to school and when aspiring to a job outside of the home was not encouraged. We were also able to have a conversation about the activism of women like Rosa Parks and how seemingly small, incredibly brave, acts can make a huge impact in the world around us. This is also a great way to show girls that they can succeed in any job, even those that haven’t been typically dominated by women. It is great that my daughter has no clue that women haven’t been always welcomed with open arms to professions like medicine and science, but we need to keep it in her head that those are great jobs for anyone. Her current career choice is marine biologist, so we must be doing something right!Jennifer Fosberry didn’t just write a great book for girls. For boys, there is a companion book called “My Name is Not Alexander.” It looks like a great book about men who changed the world.Girls and boys can be anything that they want to be as long as we encourage them to dream big.

  • Anastasia Hutson
    2019-02-12 17:23

    My name is not IsabellaReview by Anastasia HutsonThe book starts with Isabella’s mom waking her up, calling her by her true name, Isabella. Throughout the book she denies all the names her mom calls her and dreams of everything she could become in life. From the start of the day to the end she thinks of everything from being an astronaut to a brave activist to the smartest scientist. The possibilities are endless for Isabella and she’s not going to let anyone stop her. No dream is too big for this little girl. Initially I was confused as to why this little girl didn’t want to be called by her own name but as I read on I became drawn to this character and her desire to become anything in the world, and for her the sky was the limit and I admired that. The boldness and confidence that the main character carries gives the book an empowering tone. For little girls specifically, but really anyone, this book encourages people to dream bigger and put no limits on what they can achieve in life. Very often this story uses allusion to portray this powerful woman in history that this little girl, Isabella, is aspiring to be. She dreams of being a powerful activist like Rosa Parks and an intelligent scientist life Marie Curie and the list goes on. I feel that this is very empowering to the reader because it shows that we can do anything these woman did because they were people just like us.The text and the illustrations complemented each other very well in this piece. Throughout the text the author used a few different font styles but most used the bolder styles to emphasize important words and phrases in the story. Things such as historical names and words such as, blast, march, discover, and patience were all bolded and put in a different font then the rest of the text. The story also had different mediums of art put into the illustrations. In the same page there was both a sketched type of drawing and very realistic images that look like they were cut and pasted onto the page. I think this gives the story some sort of realism that shows that even though these pictures are depicted as dreams or ideas they can be realistic just like the art is. This book encourages young readers to dream big and set the sky as the limit. Also in a way I believe it shows them that they shouldn’t let people label them and tell them what they can and cannot be. I really enjoyed this book because I believe it’s important to teach children at a young age that they can be whatever they want to be and they can have whatever they put their minds to. I liked the positive message that this book gives.

  • burnspenn
    2019-02-12 11:37

    This book is a good way to introduce young children to some of the most prominent women in history. Our daughter, who is almost 2.5, is currently in an "Isabella" obsession, asking to read this book for her bedtime story nearly every night. I asked her why she likes this book so much and she said "Because I like all the people in it." As an adult, it's a bit dull to read aloud, but it's clearly captivating for my daughter. She also really likes looking at the pictures of all the women at the end and asking "Who's that?" Since she's so young, I just give her a one-liner about each person, but as she gets older it will be nice to have the whole paragraph about each person. Incidentally, she also does the same thing on the page with the author and illustrator :)I am a feminist and to me that means women should have all the options available to have the career they want, to be mothers if they want (or not), and to have the option but not obligation to be a stay-at-home parent if they so choose. From that perspective, I think this book offers some great role models to little girls in terms of the historical figures, but there is something about the Mommy character that doesn't sit right with me. It just seems like she has no identity outside of being a Mommy, and the fact that we never see her face also contributes to this feeling - like her non-Mommy identity has been cut out and removed. It just seems to be contributing to the message that in order to be a good mother, women must give up the rest of their lives and focus entirely on their children. I haven't yet read the Alexander book but I wonder whether the Daddy figure is presented in the same way. And yes, I realize I'm reading a lot into the subtext of a simple children's book but this is clearly a book that is trying to convey feminist values (i.e. strong female role models), and I think it just didn't quite hit the nail on the head.

  • Lv2readB
    2019-02-08 16:37

    Fosberry, J. (2008). My name is not Isabella. Union City, CA: Monkey Barrel Press. Summary:Isabella is a young girl who likes to change her name! Throughout her day, she becomes women who have changed history: from Sally Ride the first American female astronaut to Annie Oakley the fastest female “sharp-shooter”, from Rosa Parks the civil rights activist to Marie Curie the first female scientist to win a Nobel Prize, from Elizabeth Blackwell the first female doctor to her own mother. At the back of the book is an afterward with information about the famous “women who changed the world”, including dates, a summary of their life and accomplishments, and an explanation of their title (what is an activist? etc…). Review/Awards:School Library Journal 9/1/2008Curriculum Connection:* Good read aloud story for K-1 grades; a story for grades 1-2 to read independently * As SLJ notes: “use this story to ignite young readers’ interest in women’s history”, this is a good book for older children to use for historical research, especially women’s history studies. In grade 5, students are to “use more than one type of source to gather information on a single historical topic”, and this could give them ideas for who to research and perhaps even provide some information for that research. * 21st century standards: 2.4.1, 2.4.3, 2.4.4Grades: K-2

  • Laura DeLuca
    2019-01-24 11:30

    I want my girls to grow up to be strong, independent women. Its important to encourage that from a young age. Its wonderful to play house and have baby dolls, but they need to know that women don't have to be stuck in the kitchen. There is a whole world of options out there that is only as limited as their imaginations. They can do anything they dream of doing with hard work and dedication. "My Name Is Not Isabella" by Jennifer Fosberry is the perfect book to teach young girls about the inner strength of their gender."My Name is Not Isabella" is the story of an adorable little girl who uses her imagination to pretend to be some of history's most influential women. Your child can explore the worlds of courageous women throughout history like Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks and more. And of course, Isabella also wants to be just like her own mother. Because we all know that there is nothing more rewarding than being a mother and that no one can set a better example for our daughters than ourselves.My daughter and I enjoyed this adorable story and the incredible artwork of Mike Litwin. It conveys a powerful message in a way that is fun and appealing to young girls. Its a story you and your children will want to read again and again and is sure to become a family favorite. Encourage your daughter's imagine with Isabella today!***Complimentary product received in exchange for an honest review***

  • Araceli Aispuro
    2019-02-13 13:24

    Isabella is a young girl who claims that her name is not Isabella. Throughout the day Isabella transforms into different woman who have changed history. Isabella spends her entire day transforming from one person to another. She starts off her day as Sally and then transforms into Annie, then to Rosa Parks on the bus, to Marie in the lab, and finally to Doctor Elizabeth. Before Isabella goes to bed she decides to be herself again and dream of who she will become tomorrow. This story is inspiring. The story is told in the perspective of a young girl, because the protagonist is a child the story this story is appropriate for children. Isabel introduces a few women that have made a difference in our history. This book could definitely be used in the classroom to read for pure enjoyment and/or for an activity relating to influential people in our history. After reading the book to the students I would go a little more into depth about the women mentioned in the book because I feel that the students will connect to the story more if they know who the woman are and their struggles. In this same activity I would also have the students explain who they would like to be when they grow up and why. The illustrations in the book made me laugh and the character was believable because the author shows us who Isabella is and how she loves to dream.

  • Monique
    2019-02-08 10:24

    Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut in spaceAnnie Oakley, American sharpshooter and circus shooterRosa Parks, African-American civil rights activistMarie Curie, one of the most famous female scientistsElizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate medical school, the first woman doctorMommy, one of the loves of little Isabella's lifeThis beautifully illustrated gold and purple children's book provides 5 different history lessons for little girls – and little boys who will listen. Using rhyme, a funny story, and a very adventurous little girl, whose name is only Isabella when she's not being a woman of action, Jennifer Fosberry is able to tell the story of 5 women in American history who have changed lives. And of millions of women whose job is to encourage their children, daily.In one day Isabella is able to morph into these women, and remind us, the grown-folks, of women who have paved paths, and teach children, both boys and girls, about the how a little girl's dreams can turn that little girl into a game-changing inspiration for millions of other little girls. Isabella also teaches adults, who may feel like it's too late to make a change, that's there's always time to follow your dream.I love this book.Reviewed for Arms of a Sister

  • Margaret Chind
    2019-02-12 14:31

    What an incredible book! For one, I love purple and the vibrant purple radiating from out this book already make it gorgeous. But the story in itself of the inspiration through out the day that one little girl thrives on is incredible. Through out the day, Isabella tells her mother over again that her name is not Isabella, but that it is Sally, Annie, Rosa, Marie, Elizabeth or Mommy. Each person a great woman who changed the world. This book gives me goose bumps as for once we have a great fun book about imagination that is inspirational and more than just silly. From Sally Ride traveling into space to Annie Oakley in the west, Rosa Parks on the bus, Marie Curie in the lab, Elizabeth Blackwell as a doctor and even plain Mommy... there are great ideals for this little girl to dream about and aspire to in her future. I love this book! I love that at the end of the day there is section in the back of the book with portraits and more information on the women of character that can influence more study when intrigued. I think this is a great book for any girl, but would be fabulous for homeschool as well as an inspiration. *Thanks to April Sirianni of Sourcebooks for providing a copy for review.*

  • April
    2019-01-17 16:41

    My Name is Not Isabella is an amazing storybook that encapsulates the wonderment of childhood and endless imagination. Jennifer Fosberry takes one day in the life of one little girl, Isabella, and with each encounter between daughter and mother, Isabella announces that she is someone new. From Sally Ride to Rosa Parks to Elizabeth Blackwell and many other all-important woman - including mommy. The illustrations are absolutely amazing and utterly breath-taking. While you read, I absolutely dare you not to smile in complete delight and abandonment. In addition to a delightful story and gorgeous pictures, the end of the My Name is Not Isabella addresses each woman included within the story, tells a bit about each one of them and then defines what they were known for. Such as Sally Ride, an astronaut, and then goes on to describe what an astronaut is, after telling a brief biography about the woman herself.I cannot express my love and delight with My Name is Not Isabella enough. This book is a true treasure and deserves a spot in every household, library and school. Magnificent and a perfect gift for girls young and young at heart!

  • Esther Barajikian
    2019-02-12 13:22

    "My Name is Not Isabella" is a beautiful picture book that tells the story of a little girl with a big imagination. This book would most likely appeal to primary readers with its brightly illustrated pictures and easy-read style. I enjoyed the book and gave it a 3-star rating. From the moment she awakes until the time she falls asleep, Isabella imagines herself as a variety of strong, intelligent, and influential women. As Isabella dreams of herself being an astronaut named Sally, a scientist named Marie, and a doctor named Elizabeth, the adult reader begins to realize that they are not simply fictitious characters. Isabella has be told the stories of influential women who have impacted the world and she dreams of becoming one herself.At the close of the story, Isabella dreams of becoming "Mommy," the greatest and sweetest woman who has ever lived. The book inspires mothers to teach their daughters to dream and daughters to reach for the stars.

  • Laura
    2019-02-12 11:37

    Despite the fact that this is definitely a book with a message, I really enjoyed My name is not Isabella. The illustrations are kind of quirky but that's okay because Isabella is kind of quirky herself. Isabella's mother wakes her up for school one morning and Isabella announces that her name is not Isabella -- it's Sally, as in Sally Ride, the astronaut. She marches to breakfast and becomes Annie Oakley. And with each new event, Isabella becomes another independent, interesting, and important woman. The final page leaves Isabella curled up in bed and dreaming about who she will be tomorrow. This book includes brief biographies of all the women included in the story as well as a list of works consulted (books and websites). Definitely recommended for school library collections. This is a great tie-in for biography lessons or Women's History month.

  • Lenore Webb
    2019-01-16 13:43

    'My Name is Not Isabella' by Jennifer Fosberry. Isabella uses her imagination to turn her world into an adventure. She make believes she is many different extraordinary women. From Annie Oakley to Rosa Parks and on to Marie Curie and then some. I love that this shows how we can use our imagination to travel into new worlds and explore other lives. I know that Princess Emma dances for us and puts on her ballets. She loves to pretend she is a beautiful and loving princess to all around her. And we do help foster that dream of being a special lady to her family. My grandbabes pretend to be race car drivers and soccer stars. The dream of play is a wonderful place to reinforce that our lives will grow and expand into unknown areas. What 'hats' does your lil ones put on? Are they pretend chefs, moms, firefighters and presidents?

  • Marya
    2019-02-06 15:43

    Genius. The colors are perfect, and Fosberry picks a decent line-up of female role models that are still relevant today. Through the trailblazers, little girls can see what it means to be a doctor or an astronaut or an activist (and just in case they don't, there's a section at the end that explains it in a little more detail for the parent, and a neat one sentence sum-up for the child). However, I wouldn't include "mommy" as a career/role model. I'd like my child to know that she can be a mommy AND an astronaut, if she so chooses. And, you know, NASA hasn't been totally defunded by then.

  • Christina DiMinni
    2019-02-04 12:46

    Before reading "I Am Malala," I would read this picture book to students as an introduction to the idea of individual empowerment. I would have students conduct research using Gallagher's "I'd Like to Know More About..." strategy to have them begin practicing research for their future research project on "I Am Malala." Similar to how Isabella does in this short story, I would have students research a famous figure in history who used their power/influence to make a positive difference. Students would take on the persona of their chosen figure as Isabella does and use their research to write a short diary entry of how their figure became empowered through their identity to make a change.

  • Erica
    2019-01-23 17:40

    1. A mother wakes her daughter up, only to be told her name is not Isabella. As she (Isabella ) goes throughout the day she pretends that she is someone new. Each person is a female who was well known throughout history. 3. I really liked this book. I liked that it used real people throughout history, and I liked that it had a description in the back to read to the kids, because they would not know who these people were. I like that they can learn, while still being able to comprehend and make the connection to the story.

  • Maggie Mattmiller
    2019-01-19 12:29

    I really enjoyed this picture book that pays homage to some strong women in history! I think this would be great for young girls, learning to dream to be anything they want to be! It would also be great for young boys, learning that girls too can be anything! Pretty simple and basic, could have been more, but then maybe it would have been too much (for the target audience.) I do like that there is a page in back with more detail on each woman. I also really like the women selected to be featured in the book (Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, and Elizabeth Blackewell.)

  • Rachel Escobar
    2019-02-12 11:40

    I really enjoyed this book for a number of different reasons. When I first started reading it, I just thought it to be a cute little picture book about a cute little girl with a big imagination. While this is a cute picture book about a cute little girl I really liked how it showed important women throughout history and what they contributed. For example when she said her name was Rosa and she was sitting on a bus, showing what Rosa Parks did. I found it to be a very good and cute way to show important women in history.

  • Bonnie Chang
    2019-02-12 11:17

    This book is amazing! It's about a little girl who is a different significant woman of history every morning when she wakes up. The little girl's mother will ask her "Who are you today?" and the little girl would reply, "I am Rosa Parks..." and the next morning she would wake up with a different name for herself. Great book for introducing influential women of history, also a cute mother-daughter book!

  • Staci Browning
    2019-02-02 17:45

    I thought this was a great and adorable book that introduced a lot of the historical characters that students may not be familiar with. I especially liked it because at the end it gave a little description of the different people Isabella aspired to be for the day. A great introduction into history. I feel like for a biography though it doesn't quite meet the criteria because it focuses so much on a lot of different people instead of just one historical person they can learn from .

  • Matthew Triplett
    2019-02-01 10:20

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I could see myself reading this book to my son. I loved the pictures and how the book flowed. As you are reading the book you don't realize that Isabella wants to be important people that changed history. Jennifer Fosberry placed a section at the end of the book that tells you about each woman that changed history. This book is a joy to read.-Matthew Triplett

  • Janet
    2019-02-07 18:40

    While this title is in picture book format, I would use/recommend it for school age children as I think the references to real women would be lost on preschoolers. The storyline is a bit disjointed as the transitions are made from one woman to another, but that is what daydreaming is like. I particularly like the Rosa Parks reference as Isabella is getting on the school bus.

  • Ashley
    2019-01-21 18:39

    Alice liked the cookies and bubble bath scenes best. In this story, a girl insists she is not Isabella and instead assumes the identity of various historically significant women throughout her day. It contains short biographies at the end on the women Isabella becomes: Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Mommy. A very sweet story. Thank you, Janice!