Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New book - My Princess Boy

I saw this family on TV recently and instantly adored them. The parents and older brother are so supportive of a little boy who just wants to be himself. Their book just came out and I haven't read it yet but I had to share it here with all of you.

My Princess Boy is a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. With words and illustrations even the youngest of children can understand, My Princess Boy tells the tale of a 4-year-old boy who happily expresses his authentic self by wearing dresses and enjoying "traditional girl" things like jewelry, sparkles or anything pink. The book is told from a mother's point of view, sharing both positive and negative experiences the Princess Boy has with family, friends, classmates and even total strangers.

My Princess Boy is designed to open a dialogue about embracing uniqueness, and teaches children -- and adults -- how to accept those who cross traditional gender lines when it comes to clothing and self-expression. The book ends with the understanding that 'my' Princess Boy is really 'our' Princess Boy, and as a community, we need to accept and support young children for who they are and how they wish to look.

From Simon & Schuster


  1. This sounds really different and I can see why you fell in love with the family. Shakespeare had it right hundreds of years ago when he said "To thine own self be true". Have a good week Tootsie. We're back to normal routine here. I'll e you when I get through some catching up.

  2. I saw this mentioned on the show "What Would You Do?" and thought what a wonderful book. I'm glad there is starting to be a little mre understanding for those kids that don't quite fit the defintion of what "normal" should be.


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