Illustrator: Charles Vess
Title: Blueberry Girl
Publication: March 2009
Audience: 4 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Public Library
Goodreads Synopsis:This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . .
A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.
I'm currently trying to read all of Neil Gaiman's published and readily available works. I have heard great things about Blueberry Girl and thought I would check it out. Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos are really good friends. He wrote this novel for Tori's daughter, Tash. It is a beautiful little poem about wishing the best for the little girl(s) in your life. It is really sweet. I think this would make a perfect gift for a baby shower, if the baby is a girl. I even think this would work as a great graduation gift. I am not a parents myself, but I am an aunt and I know I wish the best for my niece and for her to just be herself.
The artwork is lovely and it fits the book very well. It really brings a warm, springtime feeling to the book. A time of birth, rebirth, renewal. If you need a pick me up, a gift for a baby shower or graduation, I would recommend this book.