‘The women in this book didn’t set out to be thought of as ‘great’. They achieved extraordinary things simply by following their hearts, talents and dreams. They didn’t listen when people said they couldn’t do something.’
The opening lines to Kate Pankhurst’s (Mariella Mysteries) Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World really do set the tone for the entire book – uplifting, celebratory and inspiring.
Pankhurst dedicates a double page to a wonderful variety of great women including Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Anne Frank and Frida Kahlo. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete with out Kate’s own inspiring family member – Emmeline Pankhurst. Covering great swimmers, scientists, artists and spies she manages to tuck in a wonderful eclectic mix of great women who achieved fabulous things during their life time, by sticking to what they truly believed in.
Each double page features Pankhurst’s quirky illustrations – in a lively manner she presents incredibly intriguing snippets of information about each woman – we learn where they came from, what they did and how.
Kate Pankhurst’s Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World is wonderful picture book to dip in and out of, to be inspired by and to gift to many little girls and boys.