I am excited to be a part of The Pink Tiara Blog Tour today! Maria Dismondy has written a charming new book, Pink Tiara Cookies For Three. It’s a lovely picture book that helps young girls explore friendship – beyond having one exclusive best friend.
Having a daughter, teaching in schools, and working in youth organizations, I know first-hand about the challenges girls often have with building, maintaining and expanding friendships. We all know that girls can be just plain mean (though also wonderful!), so it’s nice to have a picture book to share with girls about overcoming relational challenges.
Maria’s book offers a lovely and light-hearted avenue to help caregivers explore respectful and kind friendships that can swim against the tide of the bullying and exclusion that are too often present. The drawings are whimsical, relatable, and inspiring. The text is spot-on - even my five-year daughter could easily understand the emotional struggles and the character choices exhibited in the storyline. She quickly identified the main character as choosing meanness instead of kindness throughout most of the story, and cheered when she decided at the end of the story to be a true friend.
This book would be great for counselors, teachers, and parents of young girls.
Click here to see a cute one-minute youtube video overview of the book that captures snippets of the text along with the beautiful pictures.
Click here to order an autographed copy of the book at Maria’s website.
Learn more about Maria’s expertise and passions at www.mariadismondy.com