Girls love to run track. Wow at a dance recital. Score the winning goal. Being active in sports helps girls to become strong and confident throughout their lives. Author Kara Douglass Thom knew that when she wrote the book series to accompany Dream Big Toy Company's Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls. We are thrilled that girls can now enjoy signed copies of these books in our library exhibit, "Girls Writing the World." Check out the Go! Go! Sports Girls for the sporty girl in your life!
Although I wish the Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls and books had been available when my daughter was little, I am very happy they are here now for today's girls. They are a true alternative and will encourage and inspire girls in so many ways. Brava!
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D.
cultural theorist, author & filmmaker of Killing Us Softly
Ruby and I absolutely love Ella! She is so cute and has such a great story to go with her. Being an Olympic runner and now a mommy, it is so important to me to help my children learn early on how to be active and stay healthy. Ella's story teaches us so much about running but more importantly it teaches goal setting and family fitness. I would recommend this for anyone and I can't wait to get more of the dolls and books for my nieces! Such a great way to teach all of us to continue to Get After It in life!
2004 Olympian, three-time National Champion and sports commentator for ESPN and NBC
We love that The Go! Go! Sports Girls encourage creative play through sport and now the dolls come to life with books in the new Read & Play sets. The six books tell the story of how each girl learns her new sport and how sport plays a role in her social emotional growth. Readers will also pick up useful information about their new sport as they read the story. The Go! Go! Sports Girls Read & Play sets promote active play and empower girls, much needed themes on today's toy shelves.
Go! Go! Sports Girl Founder and CEO, Jodi Bondi Norgaard, is a female entrepreneur creating true alternatives for girls. The Go! Go! Sports Girl books and dolls empower girls to be active, encourage creative play through sports and promote healthy life skills. My daughter and I love them!
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Writer, Director & Producer of Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In
Growing up, my mom told me I could be anything I wanted to be with hard work and perseverance. The Go! Go! Sports Girls books offer young readers the same message. I highly recommend these books for kids who want to read about good role models and achieving goals.
Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, Fox News Channel
I loved the Go! Go! Sports Girls books! They encourage young boys and girls to challenge themselves and the characters are good role models which is so important for young kids today.
Gretchen Carlson's 10 year old daughter
The Go! Go! Sports Girls books are unlike anything my kids have read previously. My first-grade daughter summed it up perfectly when she said, "I love how the girls in these stories have real problems and they work together to figure out solutions." The stories draw in the readers with their authentic portrayal of the dilemmas and issues that girls encounter, and they reward the reader with satisfying kid-oriented solutions. Best of all, these books provide a departure from the diva storyline so prevalent in today's books marketed to tween girls. The books show girls that it is necessary to work hard towards a goal, be it celebrating an athletic achievement, overcoming a personal fear, or seeing past a teammate's weaknesses to help her find her strengths. Bravo to the Go! Go! Sports Girls! We want to read more!
Award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear, Harper Collins