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  • Im Gonna Like Me
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  • Im Gonna Like Me
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Im Gonna Like Me

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The dynamic duo behind Today I Feel Silly returns for another lively, emotionally reassuring picture book.

This time out, Curtis looks to the source of what makes children (of all ages) feel comfortable in their own skin. Cornell pictures the perky rhymes being delivered by a pair of young protagonists confident enough to shake off embarrassment and to feel proud (though not overly so) of personal achievements.

I'm gonna like me when I'm called on to stand. I know all my letters like the back of my hand, announces a girl dressed in plaid, flowers and a cape.

I'm gonna like me when my answer is wrong, like thinking my ruler was ten inches long, says the boy as both youngsters stand before the school blackboard. Ultimately, the author concludes I'm gonna like me 'cause I'm loved and I know it,and liking myself is the best way to show it. Though the message is both catchy and effective in its delivery, it's Cornell's humorous, detailed, ink-and-watercolor illustrations that give this volume true pizzazz.

She hits just the right note of fear-tinged bravura with the characters' vividly imagined antics. Their portraits, embellished with all manner of costumes and fun accessories (a fire-extinguisher-like toothpaste tube, an Esther Williams lunchbox, a Dalmatian Kit for polka-dotting pets), will delight the audience.

Ages 4-8.

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Why Our Experts Love It

Jamie Lee Curtis comes back with another great book we love that teaches children about self esteem and liking who they are.

We all get down, and need a pick me up. This book makes us feel good every time we read it and 'feel' what it's teaching us.

So what we're saying, is that this book is good for parents and kids, alike.
  • Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time.  Reading is an important activity to foster language skills and help your child learn new information.  Long before a child can speak, an infant is learning the melodies and sounds of language. They are learning to understand words and pair pictures of objects with the name of the object.  In addition to language skills, reading with your child helps improve their attention and builds curiosity.  We want children of all ages to hear ‘adult, complex sentences’ so alternate reading a book as you typically would (reading all the written words) with the tips described below. 
  • Infants – 2 year olds: point to the pictures and emphasize the name of each picture (one word at a time).  Your intonation and melody plays an important role in your child’s attention to the book at this age.
  • 2-3 year olds – read the story as written but ask questions along the way to ensure that your child understands what is happening in the story.  This also allows them to be active “readers”
  • 3-4 year olds – ask your child to tell you about the pictures/predict the story first.  Then read the words on the page. This is a great way to help foster their story-telling abilities.
  • 4-5 year olds – at this age children begin to gain interest in the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make.  Point to some of the words as you read to support this interest.  At the end of a book, you and your child can make up a different ending OR try and add to the story.
  • 5-6 year olds – Your child will begin to read at this age, generally by memorization of sight words.  Keep a running list of the words that your child successfully recognizes.  They will feel great pride as the list grows longer and longer.
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