As a mother of girls, I love this book.
But when I looked at it’s reviews online it seemed that for as many people who love this book there are just as many who don’t think children will like it, that it is nothing more than a book for mothers-to-be.
My children and I are here to respectfully disagree.
I asked Clara (5) to show me her favorite part.
Clara (flipping pages as she goes): “This, and this, and this, and this…”
Me: “Yes, but why do you like those parts?”
Clara: “Because they are so COOL!”
Then I asked Ivy (7). She said, “My favorite part is…” and proceeded to take the book and read it to me.
Jane (2) answered my question with an enthusiastic, “Gifts for a blueberry girl!!!”
And, if you need more convincing to check it out, here is the animated trailer for the book (I know? Who knew, right?) read by Neil Gaiman himself.
Would I recommend it? Yes, for expectant mothers and beyond.