Rock What Ya Got

Rock What Ya Got Review

A child reminds everyone to embrace their own special something in this joyful expression of self-love.

When a drawing of a little girl comes to life, she boldly declares that she doesn't want to be erased, or put into a picture that doesn't feel like her true self. Instead, she decides to speak up in a powerful way. And she has some words of advice: embrace what you have, love yourself, and "rock what ya got."

In this affirmation of self-identity and girl power, a child's memorable mantra offers a timeless lesson, reminding readers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities that it's okay to be yourself. Bold illustrations from Kerascoët (Malala's Magic Pencil) bring the engaging story to life.

Title:Rock What Ya Got

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  • Michele Knott

    YES!...

  • Jill

    Loved this fun story and the illustrations. "Rock what ya got" will be my new mantra, for sure!...

  • Liz Handler

    An artist is drawing a girl. Before the artist can make any changes, the girl comes to life and explains that you have got to "rock what ya got." Cute story with rhyme about being uniquely you and tha...

  • Destinee Sutton

    Those of us who review children's books and serve on book award committees are encouraged to focus on what the book is -- not what it's not. So I appreciated this book about rockin' what ya got. (Tang...

  • Pam

    An artist is not happy with the young girl she drew so starts to erase her. The drawing grabs the eraser and reminds the artist to "rock what ya got." The artist thinks about what she wants to change ...

  • Dreaday

    I really hate when adults write picture books for other adults and then say they’re meant for kids. This is meant for adults as some sort of stupid “inspirational” and “youthful” perspective...

  • Kristina Jean Lareau

    This is a mixed bag.I really love the meta illustrations and the story constructions and narrative.I don't think the text structure is smooth enough to make this story truly excellent. The artist a-ha...

  • Jillian Heise

    I kinda adore this book. I want to give Viva a hug & share her with all the little (& not so little anymore) girls I know. That dedication says it all. And the illustrations! 😍 #rockwhatyagot #love...

  • Krysta

    I loved the pictures and, of course, the message is very positive (an on trend for picture books right now). However, it is difficult to read the book since the lines rhyme, but don't have matching me...

  • Laurel Roeder

    Cleverly written for both children and adults! Too often we spend time thinking, "If I only..." that we don't appreciate all the awesomeness that's there. I need a little Viva following me around whis...