Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

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.

Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth.

Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.

Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl.

Wouldn't it be nice if you were friends with a best-selling author and he wrote a poem for your daughter? Then, he goes one step further and publishes the poem and has the fantastic artist Charles Vess illustrate it. That would be one lucky little girl!

Neil Gaiman is a hit-or-miss author with me. I really liked this book, though! It was cute between the great writing and the fantastic art. I am glad I read it. Picture books are not my normal type of books, but I made an exception for Gaiman. It is worth reading!

Thanks to Harper Collins for sending me a copy of this book.


  1. And rereading. And rereading. And rereading. Oh my, how I love this book. :D

  2. I agree with DEbi! This is one you can just read over and over and over again!! I wish Harper Collins love me as much as they loved you ;)

  3. I agree, Gaiman's sort of hit or miss for me, too, but i enjoyed this one.

  4. This one was so sweet! And I love it too for the Tori Amos connection :)

  5. This is definitely on my wishlist! I like most things Gaiman has written (not American Gods though...)

    Chris isn't the only one who wished Harper Collins loved me as much as they loved you either! ;)

  6. I may read this while spending time at B&N just to look at the artwork!!

  7. Oh I need to get this for my kids. It looks awesome, but of course all Gaiman is awesome.

  8. I'm very glad you liked this! It's become my favourite picture book.

  9. I need to check this one out later. :)

  10. I really should read more from Gaiman!

  11. I wonder if my library has gotten a copy of this. The cover alone is beautiful!

  12. Um. Yeah, what everyone else said. My girls and I love this book. Though I have to agree: Gaiman is hit and miss with me. Though he's been hitting more than missing lately.

  13. I've been hearing a lot about this author, but I don't think I've read about this book before. Thanks for your review!

  14. Awww, this looks adorable. I wish I'd received a copy. Looks like it's library time!

  15. Debi: Yes, I am glad I own it so I can read it over and over again!

    Chris: It's Canada... Otherwise I would help you out!

    Amanda: I am glad I am not the only one that isn't an ultimate Gaiman fan.

    Lenore: I knew that Tori Amos was connected, but I have never really listened to her before.

    Bart: I am surprised you haven't read this one.

    Staci: That's a good way to enjoy it. Vess is a great artist!

    Bella: The kids should love it! And, yes, Gaiman is for the most part awesome!

    Ana: It's one of my favourites, too, but I haven't read very many since I was a kid.

    Alice: I recommend it. :)

    Marg: I should read the other books I have by him...

    Lesley: I know! It is just a pretty book all around.

    Melissa: I am glad the whole family enjoyed this one.

    Suko: Hope you enjoy it.

    Andi: You have to start stocking up on picture books, you know, you are going to have a little one soon. :)


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