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Except When They Don't

Except When They Don't

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text challenge the idea that boys and girls should each wear only certain colors or play with certain toys, and encourages them to be true to themselves.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little bee Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781499808049
Call Number: jE GEHL 2019
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) ; 22 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Heinsz, Joshua - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Except when they do not


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DBRL_JessicaS Aug 21, 2020

This book focuses on trying to show the stereotypical idea of gender roles, showing at first a difference between boys and girls, blue and pink, sporty and cute. The second part of the book moves away from this binary, expanding some. My only complaint is that it doesn't split enough, still layering some separation between ideas. The message is clear at the end because it is stated: be exactly who you are!

VaughanPLAlison Oct 28, 2019

A sweet, simple and colorful blast against gender stereotypes.


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