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Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
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Apr 16, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, fiction, picture-books, poetry, reviewed, goodreads-author
Recommended for: parents and those who love children more than for children
Read in January, 2010

Well, I liked this book much better that I’d anticipated.

The illustrations are of a type that usually aren’t my favorite style, but I loved the paintings that have blue whales in them, including the very last picture, which is very full of a lot of what’s shown in all the previous pictures.

The rhyming poem that makes up the story really touched me, but I can’t help wondering if this is a book that will be appreciated much more by parents and others who love children, more than the children will, especially young children. I think elementary school students, maybe even upper elementary school students, will be more likely to enjoy this book than preschoolers.

I do think it’s wonderful that this poem was written for an actual child still in the womb and her pregnant mother, and it is an inspiring poem. I like the sentiments better than the execution though.
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Kathryn I agree, I loved the concept but the poetry just didn't flow right for me.

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