I Like Myself, a review

Small

Strong

Stinky, but only sometimes

That’s how I would describe my daughter.  Mind you, I’ve edited out: amazing, gorgeous, awesome, best-baby-ever, baby-I-love-the-most, etc. But trust me, incredible she is.

Her father and I have each have a favorite book to read.  My favorite happens to be, I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont. It is an incredible book! We have it as a board book so my daughter can turn the pages (or not, sometimes turning pages is overrated,) chew on it, and love it the way any 8-month-old loves a book.

The first thing I love about this book is that the board book is big! All the other board books we have are small, but not this guy. It’s big.  And that means the writing is big, and even better (at least for an 8-month-old) the pictures are big.  And let’s talk a moment about the pictures.  They are so whimsical and bright, when my daughter doesn’t want to turn the page I enjoy looking at the illustrations, thank you David Catrow!

And now the content.  Who wouldn’t want their baby girl (or boy for that matter) reading a book about self acceptance?  The key line is: I like myself because I’m me; and me is all I want to be.  So we have a beautifully illustrated, giant board book with a good message.  But part of the wonder of this book happens when you read it.  The rhymes allow the words to roll off your tongue so pleasantly that I will often reread the book multiple times in one day.  Why? Because it’s important to me to read to my daughter and this happens to be an enjoyable book for me to read.

I Like Myself

Who wouldn’t want a book that both the child and adult can enjoy?  I highly recommend all parents read this book to their children.

 

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