PleeDee, a.k.a. Glamour Girl travels to Rome, Italy, Asia and Africa, to name just a few stops she made, on her way to the Miss Universe pagent in the USA. She thinks competing in this pagent will define who she is... to only realize it is not about size, color, or race that defines us. It is what inside that counts. It is how we share our love with others and in order to do that, we must first love ourselves just as we are.
My favorite part was when my mom read me this in the book, "After traveling to and fro across outer space's unknown, PleeDee discovers her world is similar to our own. When little girls live up to their potentioal wherever they are, they'll shine brightly with confidence no matter how near or far."
This book really does an excellent job at teaching us that to love ourselves for who we are means our hearts will be able to reach out to others and love them for who they are. I also loved the fun, whimsical illustrations.
If I could make one wish, it would be for all of us to accept ourselves, especially girls. Just imagine all the good we could do in the world if we did! So that is my challenge to each of you... so start by reading this book with your Mom and Dad. If there are things that make you sad about yourself, talk with them about it after reading this book... then each and everyday remember Glamour Girl (and me too!) and the lessons we have taught you... each morning wake up and look yourself in the mirror and say, "I love myself just the way
I am!" Arf-a-roo!
Scott has dedicated his life to working with children, both as a nurse and a mental health worker. He has written and illustrated three picture books for children. As part of his commitment to supporting children's health, he donates 50 percent of all profits from his books to children's hospitals across the country. He created his newest book, Glamour Girl from the Stars, to foster self acceptance in young girls.
To learn more about Carlton Scott and his books visit his website.