Madonna hangs up her material-girl cloak to teach children the importance of looking beyond a surface sheen. In The English Roses, the superstar's children's book debut, four little girls play the same games, read the same books, and like the same boys. Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, and Grace are horribly jealous of Binah, the perfect, beautiful, smart, kind girl who lives nearby. Even though they know Binah is lonely, she makes them sick.
One night, however, the four girls all have the same dream that sets them straight. A fairy godmother sprinkles them with fairy dust and takes them to spy on Binah. When they see that she lives alone with her father, slaving away night and day at household chores, the four girly grumblers feel very sorry for her. The fairy scolds them, "In the future, you might think twice before grumbling that someone else has a better life than you." And they do.
Paperback: 48 pages
Reading Age: 4 - 9 years old
Product Dimensions: 25 x 20.5 cm