Today is Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s birthday, and to commemorate this day, I’ve decided to finally review Different Like Coco, a children’s book about the life of Coco Chanel. I actually bought this book while I was still pregnant – as soon as I found out I was having a little girl, I decided Different Like Coco should be her first book.
The Tiny Dancer is too young to understand the story so I’m holding off on reading it to her. I gave it a read and it’s a PG summary of Coco Chanel’s life. The story of the most elegant woman in the world is a great one for little girls. From starting out poor and growing up in an orphanage, to becoming one of the most influential women of the 20th century is no small feat. The moral of the story, that it’s ok to be different, is an invaluable one for children. I can’t wait until the Tiny Dancer is old enough to appreciate this story. I can just see us putting on our faux pearls, sitting the Tiny Dancer on my lap and reading this story over and over. I hope she grows up to love Coco Chanel the way I did. And if not, that’s ok, after all, it’s ok to be “different like Coco.”
Different Like Coco is available on Amazon.com.