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.

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