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Rock What Ya Got

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  28 reviews
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,
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Michele Knott
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this fun story and the illustrations. "Rock what ya got" will be my new mantra, for sure!
Oct 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
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, but it’s too old for kids and not enough adults will care because there are approx. 1,000,000 more books out there with the same theme.
Liz Handler
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 that it is perfect!
Miss Sarah
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
An author draws a young girl but then doesn't think the young girl is right and keep stweaking it but was she right from the beginning? A great sense and evolution to be who you are theme. Elementary and up
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books-2
An excellent premise, but the flow seemed a bit choppy for me.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book about loving yourself.
Linda Gibbons
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the illustrations in this fun book but, more than that I love the message to "Rock What Ya Got"!
A good story to share with young readers that encourages self acceptance.
Rebecca Caufman
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
An drawing interacts with her artist to let her know she is great just the way she is!
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Be proud of who you are!
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended for ages 4-6.
Destinee Sutton
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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. (Tangent: It makes me think of Todd Parr, a children's book author who is arguably not the most sophisticated artist or writer, but I really love his books because he rocks what he's got -- positivity, acceptance, and a lot of bold wacky colors.)

It certainly feels like the picture book market is saturat
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
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 and experiments with different hair style, body shapes, scenery, etc. The whole time her character reminds her to "rock what ya got."
Use to talk about kids being okay with who they are.
Kristina Jean Lareau
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebook
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 and subsequent dislike just doesn't flow well.

Still, though, a good read.
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 #loveyourself #youdoyou
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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 meters.
Laurel Roeder
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 whispering in my ear, "Rock what ya got!" :)
Lindsay Ross-Roberts
Rock what ya got and rock it a lot.
Look at what IS, not what is NOT!
Find what is yours, and carve out your spot.
Take it and own it and rock it A LOT!
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, kiddo
Ok this is delightful but would be more for me than for kiddo, so I didn't get it.
Brindi Michele
4 stars for the illustrations and message
The character in this book comes to life and interacts (to a degree) with the author (and presumably illustrator) of the book.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love the message about being true to you! Everyone is unique and special in their own way! Rock What Ya Got!!
Sandy Brehl
Kids will love this rhyming mantra and its various twists and turns, and the adults who share the book with them can take that message to heart, too.
Brianna Crall
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everyone should be required to read this book. Everyone.
Ann Williams
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love the story, so many lesson possibilities here; SEL, writing, reading, art. Can't wait to share this with students. Mr. Richards will want this for the book room.
Syntha Green
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The illustrations are whimsical, beautiful and fun. A good story about accepting yourself for who you are.
Niki (Daydream Reader)
A great message about believing in yourself and rocking what ya got!
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