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Melody Murray's Books

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy - Cheryl Kilodavis, Suzanne DeSimone I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3.This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visualize the princess boy as a boy when he was presented as a faceless person dressed in what I reflexively think of as "girl" clothes- and while I'm sufficiently aware of certain of my prejudices to recognize this, I wonder if the target audience is going to be that self-analytical.It's certainly a subject we need to discuss more, and I think this is a lovely opening salvo, but I look forward to more picture books with better illustrations.