I completed my goal to read 104 nonfiction picture books for 2016 with these books! Of course, I’ll continue to read more!
Great picture book biography about someone who I didn’t know much about until I became a fan of her outspokenness- and I admit the Saturday Night Live Kate McKinnon sketches. This tells the story of a girl who grew up disagreeing- not to be a contrarian but to challenge outdated ideas. As a woman, she still speaks her mind and gives voice to those who need it.
With the biography of the creator of the Super Soaker earlier this year, and now this, I hope this is a new wave of telling the stories behind some of the more classic toys- even if the books aren’t technically a series. What I found intriguing about this picture book and the story was how the husband and wife worked as a team to make the slinky as popular as it was/is.