Hello, friends! Today’s book is Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz, a simple and fun board book that celebrates a delightfully rambunctious baby who is simply not interested in conforming to gender roles or stereotypes.
Told in simple rhyming couplets, readers are introduced to Feminist Baby, a smart, fierce, and self-possessed infant. Feminist Baby likes pink AND blue, she likes to play with dolls and cars, and she wears whatever she likes and feels comfortable in, regardless of others’ opinions. She is unashamedly smart, joyfully cacophonous, and okay, yes, WILL occasionally throw up on you (she is a baby, after all). Most importantly, Feminist Baby can and will be whoever and whatever she wants to be, and has the freedom and the right to chase all her dreams.
What a great little board book! Fans of Brantz’s will recognize Feminist Baby as a popular character from her hilarious webcomics, and she translates the unapologetically “woke” infant into kidlit-format extremely well. The illustrations are colorful, fun, and filled with energy, and the length is perfect for even the littlest bookworms. Best of all, the message is a universal one that little girls and boys all deserve to learn at the earliest stages: you should be free to be who you are, regardless of both your gender and the expectations that people place upon you because of it. JJ and I both loved it; it’s a wonderful book for all little readers, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!