Itty Bitty Betty Blob

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Pub Date 04 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 04 Jun 2024

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Perfect for ages 4-8, with adorable art in pinks and grays, Itty Bitty Betty Blob will make even the grumpiest monsters giggle! A positive message makes it extra special: "You don't have to try so hard to be like everyone else, being yourself is enough!" 

Picture Day can be a lot of pressure, especially when you're not so good at making monster faces! Poor Betty likes rainbows and dandelions a lot more than being scary! But one day, something happens--and everything turns around in this uniquely funny story that reminds us that differences should be shared, not hidden! Perfect for fans of Sweety by Andrea Zuill and classics, such as Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and Chrysanthemum.

It's monster picture day again, and Itty Bitty Betty Blob sits in front of the mirror where she practices growling for the camera. But for Betty it's not so easy. She's not a typical monster, so she doesn't love scaring anyone. What she loves is dancing and rainbows and cute furry creatures. So when mom hands her a perfectly horrible scaly black dress to wear on picture day, Betty isn't sure. Of course she wants to make mom happy, so she practices her growls in the mirror, and tries to look as monstery as her school friends. She even heads off to school with high hopes, practicing all the way there. . . and that's when she makes a discovery and soon finds herself among new friends with ideas that just feel right.
Perfect for ages 4-8, with adorable art in pinks and grays, Itty Bitty Betty Blob will make even the grumpiest monsters giggle! A positive message makes it extra special: "You don't have to try so...

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This book was so cute. I loved meeting Betty and seeing her joyful outlook on life, even if she wants to be just like her fellow monsters. But with the help of some new found friends, Betty is able to start loving herself, and embracing all that makes her beautiful. This is a great book for kids to read so they can see and understand that it’s ok that they are a bit different; they don’t have to fit a mold not made for them. I hope all kids have a chance to read this sweet journey. I know I’m glad I did.

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This picture book is absolutely precious! I love it!

It has a wonderful message of being inclusive and kind to others who are different, and that it’s perfectly fine to BE different.

The illustrations are so well done, and Betty herself is super cute. The choice to have her be pink against all of the grayscale colors of everyone else is smart. I requested this book because of the gorgeous cover, and I think a lot of people will pick it up for the same reason.

Look for this in June 2024!

My thanks to NetGalley, Astra Publishing House and Hippo Park for an advance copy in exchange for my honest feedback.

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Itty bitty Betty blob was the perfect book to read to my kids, they loved it! She was so adorable and the story itself was great. It showed that you don’t have to fit in, and that you can be who you are and others will still like you. I can’t wait to add a finished copy to my shelves.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review the ARC of Itty Bitty Betty Blob. I cannot rave about this cute little story enough! Itty Bitty Betty Blob is just what we needed in the world right now. I wish I had this story when I was growing up.
Itty Bitty Betty Blob is a monster unlike any of her classmates. Try as she might, she just does feel like the monster she’s expected to be. That is until one day she meets some new… friends that show her being YOU is the best way to be. I hope every little girl (and boy!) from 2-92 reads this book. It reminds us that you are perfect the way you are and we all need that reminder from time to time.
This is 100%, honest to goodness 5/5 stars for me. I will absolutely be purchasing a copy for our home library and for all the little ones in our family. Well done, Constance Lombardo!

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