My daughter and the Zoe in Zoe Gets Ready are peas in a pod. They’re exactly the same. The amount of time that my daughter spends choosing her outfits in the morning always surprises me, but just like Zoe, she wants to be dressed to reflect the type of day she plans to have.
Zoe isn’t sure if she wants an exploring day, a twirling day, a cartwheeling day, or a hiding day. Each type of day requires just the selection of clothes from her closet. In the end, you may be surprised at what she chooses to wear – I know my daughter remarks on it every time we read the book…which is a lot.
The premise of Zoe Gets Ready may seem superficial – a pick-something-fabulous-from-my-closet kind of book. But it’s a bit more than that. It’s really about a child’s first experience with a bit of independence – the thrill of knowing they really get to decide something, the difficulty and desire to do the “right” thing, and the inventive solution that solves her problem.
Zoe Gets Ready is available in hardcover at your local bookseller. It has a cover price of $18.99 but it is currently listed on Amazon.ca for $13.71.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review from Scholastic Canada. All opinions in this post are my own.