Feminist Baby

Loryn Brantz

Book - 2017

Feminist Baby likes pink and blue, playing with cars and dolls, and the choice to become whatever she dreams.

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Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Board books
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion 2017.
First Edition
Item Description
Cover title.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Main Author
Loryn Brantz (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

What makes a feminist baby? According to Brantz (Not Just a Dot), it's a combination of joy (either from pounding on pots or from going pants-free), self-expression (dressing oneself in a necktie, woolen hat, and outrageously frilly skirt), and doing things her own way: "Feminist baby likes pink and blue/ Sometimes she'll throw up on you!" With a palette as brash as her heroine, Brantz pictures this boundary-free little one as a big-eyed, roly-poly dumpling, usually not wearing any more than a diaper and a hair bow. It's just the thing to encourage kids to be loud, proud, and uncowed. Up to age 2. Agent: Edward Maxwell, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Apr.) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Baby-Toddler—Adapted from Brantz's viral comic, this charming board book will amuse budding feminists and their adults. The title character refuses to be limited by gender stereotypes. She loves pink and blue; she plays with dolls and cars. The rambunctious little one revels in her body, her love of music, and her absolute baby-ness. The rhyming text is singsong and makes for a great read-aloud. The large, expressive eyes; bold lines and font; and bright, cartoonish illustrations will delight the youngest of readers. The strong girl power message makes feminism and following your dreams accessible to toddlers. The final image, of Feminist Baby in Rosie the Riveter–inspired garb, will elicit chuckles and bring the message home. VERDICT A laugh-out-loud, smart, and much-needed addition to board book collections.—Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Feminist Baby likes pink and blue, playing with cars and dolls, and the choice to become whatever she dreams.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An irrepressible feminist baby enjoys wearing both pink and blue and demonstrates with her ebullient personality that she is unafraid to do her own thing and make as much noise as possible along the way. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you!Feminist Baby chooses what to wearand if you don't like it she doesn't care! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby! She's funny, fearless, and wants to make as much noise as possible. Readers of all ages will love this smart, refreshing board book that explores feminism in an accessible way. "Cute, inspiring, and a reminder that before society places boundaries on what girls are supposed to do and like, girls can be anything, including inspired." -- Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair