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ABC: What Can She Be?

This adorable book from publishers Walter Foster Jr. gives a fun alternative alphabet. Forget A is for apple and X is for xylophone, now it’s astronauts and x-ray technicians!

Sugar Snap Studio and Jessie Ford’s colourful, simplistic images depict a range of career paths to follow; from botanist to gymnast and even deep-sea diver.

The wording gives short, simple descriptions of job roles but doesn’t shy away from more technical language, making it accessible to both younger children learning their alphabet and older children with wider vocabularies.

The beauty of ABC: What Can She Be is that it doesn’t shy away from recommending more stereotypical female job roles alongside jobs usually perceived as more ‘male’. Instead, mechanics and neurosurgeons are represented in exactly the same way, showing young girls that they can choose whatever career path they like - all are valid and respected.

As well as a wide range of careers, there is also a beautifully diverse set of characters in Jessie Ford’s illustrations, including women of different races, faiths and physical abilities, showing children that all people should be celebrated.

In summary, ABC: What Can She Be is a wonderful book that’s bound to entertain children of all ages, and inspire little girls to dream big in the process!

ABC: What Can She Be is available too buy at Bookshop.org.