You know when you finish a book and think – WOW. Yeah, this is the message I got it when I read What would it be like? by McArthur Krishna. The message of the book was very empowering for young girls, telling the stories of what other great women have done in their lives. In the end of the book author explains to little girls “what would it be like … to be herself?” and the answer is shockingly honest.
The only thing that I did not like about this book was that each case said “So she went to the library to find out”. I do understand the importance of libraries (even though I don’t really use them anymore), but come on it’s the 21st century! Yes, you might go to library on one case but why not to use internet on other case, ask grandparents on the third etc. Even in EYFS it states that by the age of 40-60+ months age children should know that information can be retrieved from books AND computers.
This book is a great way to introduce girls (and boys!) the ways that woman have contributed to the world through government, adventure, science, art and so much more. At the very end of the book, the author includes a brief paragraph about each of the women mentioned in the book, which is great if you would like to find out more about these women.
Also, this book has beautiful illustrations that bring to life the ways woman have made the world better. Overall, it’s a great book to have at home or in the school library.
I received a review copy for honest opinion.