Blue is a pretty amazing color: it can be enchanting like a hot air balloon ride looking over an entire city from the sky, or intriguing like a school of fish in the deep blue sea. So how did it come to be that only boys are allowed to like blue? There is an entire world filled with this beautiful color! From flowers to butterflies, to even the foods we eat.
Blue is for Boys? by Ursula Gonzales brings to light that the color blue is not tied to femininity or masculinity, it can be whatever you make it. Blue can be for the young or the old, blue can be peaceful or exhilarating. But above all, it can be for anyone.
This book serves to broaden the horizon a bit on antiquated views of what girls and boys would/should like, based solely on preset beliefs and tradition. For anyone that has been told blue is for boys, this is a sweet little read that gently pushes aside this idea that gender and colors somehow go hand in hand. Just let them be little and true to themselves! Loved this book and so did my little one!! :)
Love this Book!
Finally, a book written about an empowered, little girl named, Lupita and her love for the color blue, along with her middle class Hispanic/Latin and close knitted familia (family)including abuela (grandma), papa (dad) helping in the kitchen and mama (mom) driving Lupita on her motorcycle.
A creative and adorable story written by a new generation of writers. This is an all inclusive book, with both typical and atypical children. Lupita, shares why she loves the color blue and explains why the color blue is not meant only for boys. The illustrations by Renata Fairushina, are vibrant as in a child’s world of enchantment.
My 4 year old granddaughter loved both the story about Lupita’s favorite color blue and her best friend (yes, she knows about besties), Miguel. She enjoyed seeing all the different types of children surrounding Lupita. This is a great read for all ages!
Kudos to Ms. Úrsula Gonzales, you have written a book long overdue, showing a middle class Hispanic-American family that includes abuela as part of the family, a modern Hispanic/Latina mama driving a motorcycle, papa in the kitchen and above all an empowered Lupita, in an all inclusive world.