Written by Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Published by Running Press in 2016
Okay, I’m in love again—at first read. I found a picture book (Beautiful) that is written for every little girl everywhere! My youngest granddaughter is getting this one for Christmas. That is, if I can bear to part with it.
I bought Beautiful while at the SCBWI Carolinas Conference the last weekend in September. I fell hopelessly in love with it before I lifted it from the book sales table.
Lew-Vriethoff’s illustrations had me charmed before I opened the cover. And then, the juxtaposition of her witty artwork and McAnulty’s text (only seventy-one words) sealed the deal.
I hope my beautiful four-year old granddaughter loves it as much as I do.
Oh, no! My sixteen-year old granddaughter, and her twenty-year old big sister will love it, too. Actually my daughter and daughter-in-law will want a copy, too.
But I don’t want to give mine up!
Shucks! I guess it’s back to the book store for me.