It's hard to be five.
Just yelled at my brother.
My mind says do one thing.
My mouth says another.
It's fun to be five!
Big changes are here!
My body's my car,
and I'm licensed to steer.
Learning not to hit? Taking turns? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis's encouraging text and Laura Cornell's playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control & learning manners a little bit easier and a lot more fun!
Writer Jamie Lee Curtis and her zany and touching verse is paired with the whimsical and original illustrations by Laura Cornell. They have been author/illustrator partners since Jaimie Lee Curtis' first book, and the pair create quite stories with great life-lessons. View more of I can read books here!
Why Our Experts Love It
Does something really happen at 5? You bet ya!
The kids are in, or just about to be in kindergarten. And things are really changing.
It's hard being 5 shows how starting school is harder than it looks. This book is hilarious in showing what 5 year old's are really thinking! And we all need a little insight into the mind of a five year old.
Also, it's not just about what we think, here is the author's philosophy about her books: However defined, a healthy self-esteem must be carefully fostered in our youngsters if they are to realize, and eventually assume, all the promises and challenges that life sets before them. - Jamie Lee Curtis