She's Not Good For A Girl, She's Just Good

She's Not Good For A Girl, She's Just Good

She's Not Good For A Girl, She's Just Good

We love books! We love getting lost in a great story and we're super passionate about getting our minis reading and inspiring them through incredible tales. Each month The MB Mini Book Club will be reviewing a children's book for you & your minis and first up the wonderful Ivy's Library bring us best selling children's book She's Not Good For A Girl, She's Just Good by Suzanne Hemming & Jacquie Hughes.

The star of this story is a girl called Florence who shows promise at all things sporty from a very young age. Spotting her potential, her father nurtures her abilities and together they have lots of fun practising running and throwing.

However, when Florence starts school, she immediately faces prejudice. Her classmate, Frank, tells her that girls are rubbish at sport and that boys are better and stronger. He heard it from his dad therefore it must be true!

Enraged, Florence challenges Frank to a race after school. Can Florence prove that boys and girls are equal, or will Frank’s outdated opinions win the day?

This is an empowering book about gender equality which both girls and boys will enjoy. The intelligent rhyme is coupled with gorgeous illustrations and the core message is strong. Girls can do anything boys can do!

The book itself also has a fascinating back story which ties in nicely with the central themes of Florence’s tale. When mum Suzanne Hemming started to look for bedtime stories for her daughter, she was amazed at the outdated messages being shared. Everywhere she turned there were stories of princesses who needed rescuing and brave knights who stepped in to save the day. Determined to do something about it, Suzanne wrote her own book for her daughter then set up a publishing company so she could share it with others. Thea Chops Books champions stories about diversity, unity and equality which reflect the world in which our children live.


Book review provided by Shelley Edwards, Founder of Ivy’s Library. For more children’s book reviews head over to or follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest @ivyslibrary.