Wednesday, April 26

Feminist Baby (Review and Giveaway!)

You see the pattern now? Yeah. Like I said, lots of love to giveaway this month. With this fourth giveaway, we're going to deviate from all of these picture books that I've been giving away and cater to an even younger crowd. Yep, start 'em young with Feminist Baby, a board book from Loryn Brantz. Check out my review and then enter the giveaway for a copy of the book, a pin, and an adorable tote! (Thanks to Disney Books for sending me a copy and providing a prize pack!)

Feminist Baby
Written and illustrated by Loryn Brantz

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 978-1484778586
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Date of publication: April 11, 2017
Age: all ages
Format: ARC from publisher

Themes: babies, rhyme, gender roles, humor

"Feminist Baby likes pink and blue.
Sometimes she'll throw up on you!
Feminist Baby chooses what to wear
and if you don't like it she doesn't care!

"Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!"

It's cute, it's funny, it's even inspirational. Brantz's work here is big, bold, and in your face—both with the text and illustrations. The sweet rhyming scheme only slightly softens a pretty empowering speech. The illustrations expand on the text, and are what really add to the humor. Her roly-poly star-character is a diaper-only, big-and-bright-eyed cutie that boldly goes about her business with strong colors, thick lines, and lots of movement. 

Will the youngest readers really know what's going on? Well, like I said, it's pretty funny and has got its inspirational moments. But "feminist" might be a bit of a strong term for this; gender bias takes a much quieter back seat (playing with cars and dolls, choosing pink and blue) to the general celebration of being yourself (going diaperless, throwing up, dancing, etc.). It's a good balance. I mean, take it any way you want it, whether for the humor, the empowerment, or the cute baby butt. Just know it comes recommended.

Find it at your library or on Amazon

Loryn Brantz is a two-time Emmy Award-winning author, illustrator, and design professional. Her picture book Harvey the Child Mime was the recipient of the 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best First Picture Book. Loryn lives in New York City, where she is on staff at BuzzFeed writing and illustrating about feminism and body image. Find her online at or

Giveaway prizing to a LOUD AND PROUD FEMINIST! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. One winner receives:
- copy of Feminist Baby
- branded tote bag and pin

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  1. I'd love to share this story at the library where I work! We rely on donations for board books so our selection is quite limited.

  2. I'd share this with my niece.

  3. This is adorable! I'd love to share with my 2 year old niece - GIRL POWER!

  4. I'd share this with my friend's new baby!

  5. With my little cousin!


  6. I would share this with my daughter!

  7. I would share this book with my daughter, This is the most amazing book I have heard about in a long time

  8. I would share this book with my daughter and nephew :)

  9. I would love to share it with my girlfriend.