Fashionista: Fashion Your Feelings

Candlewick. Dec. 2022. 48p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781536223774.
K-Gr 3–Readers can explore the confidence and joy of fashion and self-expression in this empowering picture book. Clarke defines “fashionista” as someone who “digs fashion” and believes that it’s “great fun to dress up, step out, and show off looks they love.” Bold, collage-style illustrations depict a variety of individuals donning unique clothing choices, eye-catching hair styles, and brilliant makeup looks. Energetic spreads describe the various moods and days that match each look, such as “dozy days” for pajamas, while “pretty-proud-prancing” calls for hot pink leggings. Clothes can be brand new, handmade, or handed down—whatever makes the wearers feel their best. Spirited, enthusiastic text along with minimalist, striking illustrations make this an excellent choice for reading aloud. Characters are diverse in skin color and age. This title would make an excellent companion to books such as Saadia Faruqi’s Yasmin the Fashionista and Deborah Blumenthal’s Fancy Party Gowns.
VERDICT Upbeat and cheerful, this story is a welcome addition to most collections.

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