Girls have the right to play football, wear blue, and aspire to be president! Boys can learn ballet, like hugs and cry when they're sad. A funny, beautifully illustrated and heartwarming list of the rights of boys and girls, presented as a flipbook to be read from either end. Endorsed by Amnesty International.
Girls as well as boys have the right to be scruffy, ruffled, agitated, to choose the job they want, not to be every day princesses, to love who they prefer: boys or girls (or both). Both boys and girls have the right to cry, to play with dolls, to love who they prefer: girls or boys (or both). A fun flipbook about being free to be yourself, and not having to be a gender stereotype, sure to appeal to both boys and girls.
‘Fiction for the six-plus crew is often highly gendered, so Elisabeth Brami and Estelle Billon-Spagnol’s non-fiction manifesto … is incredibly welcome as a title that draws attention to gender stereotyping. It encourages readers to remember that gender stereotypes affect everyone; that just as girls should have the right to have any job they like and stand up for themselves, boys too must have “the right to cry and to be hugged” and “the right not to be a superhero every day”… The vibrant and funny illustrations take the potentially preachy edge off this important book for the under-10s.’ – The Irish Times
‘An important book that deserves a special place in every classroom across the globe as a reminder of our equal rights, and to encourage us not to be restricted by expectation or particular stereotypes, but to do what we enjoy doing.’ – RTÉ Junior Book Club