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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (23 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385371217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385371216
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 505,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By clare pressley on 14 Nov. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
got this barbie book for my 6 year olds birthday. its a bit easy for her. not enough words for her. but i do like the way the text is in diff colour bubbles for each person speaking. very helpfull when explaining another person is talking ect. she loves it as its barbie.
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Amazon.com: 8 reviews
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barbie 30 May 2014
By MICHELLE M. CAMERON - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Just like the movies any girl would love these books. There is always something fun for mom too.read it together and spend time enjoying it.
Disappointing 26 Feb. 2015
By Jeni Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Was expecting an interactive reading experience - this was not at all. Very disappointing. I don't think there is enough "going on" for my three year old.
Great for 2nd-3rd grade readers 10 Nov. 2014
By J. Warne - Published on Amazon.com
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My 8-year-old loves this book. Great for 2nd-3rd grade readers.
Barbie still making a hit with those young girls 19 Feb. 2015
By MummuM - Published on Amazon.com
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Barbie at her finest. Perfect for a fashionista in the making.
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Vapid, vacuous, offensive and that's just getting started 13 Jun. 2014
By C. Zamorano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I find it appalling that Step into Reading would include this offensive, vapid title in their series. It's hard to know where to start since every single page is puke-inducing.

The "plot" turns around Barbie's two friends helping her pick out the perfect outfit for a date with Ken. All three characters are complete ditzes: "I cancelled a yoga lesson for this . . . or was it a yogurt lesson?" When her friends are starving, Barbie offers them a mint -- anorexia much? Later they are shown gobbling up the box of chocolates that Ken brought for Barbie, so at least it shows both types of eating disorders. It's got that going for it.

Forget about Barbie's Dreamhouse; her closet could house the entire population of several third world countries. And don't forget the entire room devoted to makeup and the "Mondo Barbie Head." Yes, sadly that is an actual phrase in the book, not to mention a shameless plug. One friend comments that every pair of pants Barbie's ever owned is housed here. Really?! Greedy hoarding. Just the sort of values we need to teach more of in the world. And Barbie's friends like her because she's "cool, generous and exactly my size!" because those are the qualities one looks for in a friend.

As for the Step into Reading, one phrase is "rhinestone-studded butterfly barrette." Yes, beginning readers won't stumble with that mouthful at all.

Barbie takes all night to get ready, ignoring the pleas of her friends to leave (we all can sympathize!) and lets Ken wait at the door. Thanks but no thanks, Barbie. I'm not one of those moms who's generally opposed to Barbie, but I am opposed to characters in books who are held up as role models who are greedy, self-obsessed, rude and vacuous. YUCK YUCK YUCK. Find something, ANYTHING else for your little girls to read! And to echo another reviewer: Shame on you Mattel and Step into Reading. Our girls deserve better than this.
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