One of our favorite reviews so far comes from a nine-year-old girl, who, with the help of her parents, reviews the book over at HipMama. We love her enthusiasm for the book, and we love how clearly she knows what being daring is all about! She writes:
So far, my favorite section has been on tetherball. Tetherball was something that I did not know about before I read this book. I read about it and it sounded interesting but I wasn’t sure if I would like it. Then I had a chance to play it at school for the first time and found that I really liked it. I think the book helped me because thanks to it, I knew some of the rules before I played, such as not touching the rope or the pole. This helped make me more confident the first time I played, and I think you have to have confidence to be daring.
Absolutely! We also loved her idea about bowling at home:
Just this afternoon I found a section on bowling. Bowling is one of my favorite activities and I can’t wait to read this part. It explains scoring and has a glossary of bowling terms that I didn’t know about. I keep asking Mom and Dad to take me bowling but they are always doing stuff so I am going to take some empty water bottles and a ball outside and create my own bowling game when I’m done working on this review.
It is really wonderful to hear about real girls’ reactions to and interactions with the book — using the book as a jumping-off point for real-life creativity, inspiration, and confidence is what it’s all about!