Review of Blueberry Girl

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Written by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Charles Vess

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (March 10, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060838086
ISBN-13: 978-0060838089

Neil Gaiman wrote this book for a friend who was about to give birth to a baby girl. He and the illustrator have turned what started out as a personal wish for the new baby girl into a book that celebrates the journey growing up that we all wish for our little girls.

The book follows the beloved baby as she grows up into a young woman- the sentiments are what we all wish for our daughters, and what all daughters wish for. This is a poem and prayer both for those young women in our lives and what we wish their lives to be.

"This is a prayer for a blueberry girl....
let her go places that we've never been,
trust and delight in her youth.

Give her all these and a little bit more,
gifts for a blueberry girl."

This book is a delight and one that you will read over and over as that special girl in your life grows up.

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