My latest review item is 101 Things Every Girl Should Know: Expert Advice on Stuff Big and Small from the editors of Faithgirlz and Girls' Life Magazine. I thought it would be a fun read for Apple. Some books like this spend too much time on boyfriends and popularity, but I figured with the Faithgirlz label this one would be okay.
I thumbed through it before I gave it to Apple. It does mention boys a little (of course) and periods (so don't give this unless you've had that talk), but the messages are very positive and the tips were very gentle. I wasn't sure I'd agree with the "experts" who wrote this book but for the most part I thought the tips were good.
Apple delved right into the book and even made us a cake from one of the recipes! She loves to read and books like this just stir her interest in new ideas and goals. By the way the signature recipe chocolate cake was pretty good!
I think books like these help girls feel a little older and more mature. I remember reading loads of magazines in the tween stage and most of those I wouldn't allow Apple to have. 101 Things Every Girl Should Know is a great alternative to a tween magazine subscription. I'm sure my girl will thumb through it again and again.
I was given a free copy of this book from BookLook bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.