Afro Puffs and Ponytails Book Review

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“Graceful Gabby Finds Love in Blue” book reviewed on Afro Puffs and Ponytails, Inc. is a non-profit organization created primarily for supporting and uplifting African American/Black Girls!

This book serves as a great tool for helping young girls develop character and for teaching them the importance of gratitude. Graceful Gabby, as she is called by her Grandmother, is disappointed because she is getting a new room that is blue instead of her favorite color pink. Well, leave it to Grandma-Ma to set the record straight! She doesn’t tell Graceful Gabby that she should appreciate whatever she receives, nor does she tell her to just be thankful for what she gets. But she does explain to Graceful Gabby the value of what she has and the cost her parents paid…with their time, energy, and resources. I like the way Grandma-Ma explains everything to Graceful Gabby in a gentle, loving manner.

The author also does a wonderful job of expressing through Gabby the things that little children can do to show their appreciation, love, and respect for their parents. The illustrations in this book are beautiful and heartwarming, especially to see a little brown girl as the main character.

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