Book Review: Fearless Frosty by Chloe Chick (Sisu Girls)
Fearless Frosty tells the tale of New Zealander Anna Frost and how she chased her dream to become a professional mountain runner.
"Whatever it is, go after it.
Find the thing that makes you fly!
Because one thing is for certain:
You'll never know unless you try."
Fearless Frosty is the first book in our collection of stories about fearless females.
Release Date: June 2015
Age Group: Children, Middle Grade, Girls
Reviewed By: Nat
I actually came across this book on my 10 year old daughters instagram. Yes, you read that right, my 10 year old. She has had one since she was 8 and it is trolled by her helicopter parents. She is a skateboarder and long story short, we felt that social media would actually help to inspire and motivate her. Her feed is filled with female athletes and friends that she has made through her sport. One of the groups that she follows are the Sisu Girls.
SisuGirls is a global movement encouraging girls to step into themselves through sport and adventure. Sisu is a Finnish term for determination, bravery and resilience. We want all girls to have the self-belief and conviction to try new things, the tenacity to endure, and the bravery to push boundaries. We want girls to discover the outdoors, adventure and sports. Not always to compete, but to be involved, be active and most importantly to learn about themselves and others. We want girls to develop strong foundations of confidence, so they have the self-belief to follow their dreams, with sisu.
When I saw that Sisu was going to start a series of books based on actual women in action-adventure sports, I knew I would be exercising my paypal skills. I was really impressed with the actual book itself, it is such a nice hardback and the author Chloe even signed it.
I read it first and really liked the illustrations and knew my boys would probably like it and they did. My daughter read it next and had a lot of questions about mountain running. Which made me have questions too, so we did what we do best... we googled it. But the really cool result of this book was listening to her talk about what she was going to accomplish in skateboarding! And then we just sat and talked about how cool it would be if she had a book about her one day. :)
We.Sat.And.Talked. <--- #winning
Anything that gets a tween or teen to open up and reflect is a real winner. Overall, it was just really neat to sit and listen to her talk about her dreams, her plans and to know that each one is possible.
If anything this book is a motivator for young girls and is also a fun read for all kids in general! So support the Sisu Girls and buy this book! Go HERE
Follow on instagram HERE.
image sources: goodreads.com & sisugirls.org