32 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.31 in
May 1, 2004
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0152020136
ISBN - 13: 9780152020132
About the Book
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves. Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful, and straight from the heart. Full color. 9 10.
From the Publisher
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.
About the Author
KAREN BEAUMONTis known for her lively and celebratory picture books, includingI Like Myself!and the New York Times best-sellerI Ain't Gonna Paint No More!,both illustrated by David Catrow, as well asNo Sleep for the Sheep!,illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic. She lives in Northern California. For more information, visit www.karenbeaumont.com.
PreSchool-Grade 2-This curly haired African-American moppet really likes herself. No matter what she does, wherever she goes, or what others think of her, she likes herself because, as she says, "I'm ME!" Catrow's watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations bring even more humor to the funny verse. The brightly colored art and rhymes are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work with their quirky absurdity, especially the full spread of the child and her highly unusual bicycle. Even with ".stinky toes/or horns protruding from my nose," her dog loves her unconditionally. She is so full of joy that readers will love her, too-even when she has purple polka-dotted lips. Titles such as Jamie Lee Curtis's I'm Gonna Like Me (2002) and Kathi Appelt's Incredible Me! (2003, both HarperCollins) have a similar theme, but the main characters are Caucasian. A great addition.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR