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Lovely looking book, but.......,
This review is from: Illustrated Stories for Girls (Hardcover)
The book looks great - perfect size for small hands to hold, eye catching illustrations on every page. There are also some nice re-tellings of classic tales such as the Little Mermaid and the Twelve Dancing Princesses, My daughter loves it.
It's such a shame, that the characters seem to be overwhelmingly passive, even in the new stories. This is a book that rehashes tired old sexist stereotypes for young girls.. I love fairy stories, but I want some feisty inspiring heroines for my daughter too, not to reinforce her idea that all she needs is a tiara, a sparkly dress and a prince to be happy in life!