What Are Little Girls Made Of? by Jeanne Willis & Isabelle Follath

This is nursery rhyme emancipation for the grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and daughter of our times! What Are Little Girls Made of? is a gorgeous, wise and eloquent retelling of the rhyming classics.

One may well ask, ‘What are little girls made of?’ That’s obvious, isn’t it? Well, ‘sun and rain and heart and brain’. And one may wonder whatever became of Georgie Porgie who ‘kissed a girl who made him cry’, or Little Jade Horner ‘who made little spaceships from saucepans and hair clips, and sent all her teddies to Mars’?

And, so with trills, fanfare and precocious flair, a new rhyming collection is yours to share. This is a beautifully produced gift edition of re-imagined rhymes featuring playful illustrations and gorgeous, textured dustjacket and endpapers.


Natalie Platten is the assistant manager and children’s book buyer at Readings Doncaster.