by Sarah Corvene
May 16, 2011
This coloring book takes aim at gender stereotypes and turns them on their heads. The illustrations are a mix of re-imagined fairy tales (Prince Charming seeks the owner of the glass slipper so he can find out where to get them in his size) and images from the experiences of real children (Zuri likes trucks, especially when the dolls are driving). All of the illustrations challenge gender roles and expectations in a non-confrontational, but thought provoking way. The last page has a list of questions designed to spark conversations about gender roles, gender expression, and society’s gender norms. The illustrations are charming and invite the reader to grab a crayon and get started.