I Like Myself! (board book)

I Like Myself! (board book)

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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. The sturdy board book is just right for little hands. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544641013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 15,518
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Karen Beaumont is the author of many popular picture books, including  the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!  She lives in Northern California. Visit her website at www.karenbeautmont.com.

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than seventy books for children. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at www.catrow.com.

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I Like Myself 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My neice (6) who has trouble sometimes with being dark chocolate brown & curly, course hair loved that the little girl in the pictures looked like her and still liked herself. She read the book through 4 times in the first 2 hours. She thought it was the funniest book she'd ever read. Her favorite picture was the messy hair. She said 'That looks like me!' It couldn't have been more perfect! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for writing this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book with silly pictures that makes my child laugh and learn that liking yourself is a good thing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by my Professor of Elementary Education. I instantly wanted to purchase and read to my 5 year old daughter, I did and She LOVED IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this story to my four year old. A couple of days later some kids where making fun of her clothes and she said, 'I'm having fun being me and I don't care what they say.' She remembered what she heard and it sunk in. Well written book!
Alyssa.pinkk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:"I like Myself" is a book about this girl explaining why she likes herself. She tells every aspect of herself and why she likes it. She even says if she was different she would still like her self. Personal:I love this book because of all the different colors, images, and illustrations. This book just pops out at me and makes me want to share it with children. Especially if a child is having a hard time accepting themselves. The girl character is how i think every child should be; carefree and wonderful! She justs laughs and smiles at all the funny things she can come up with to change how she looks or how she thinks people see her as. Which I feel the same way now.Since I am working at a child care center the children bring out the fun and carefree personality as well I would say. Classroom extension ideas:1. All about me2. Body parts ( one part she talks about nose, ears, eyes,etc.)3. Character counts( be yourself, love others for how they are)
amychel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that helps build a healthy sense of self-esteem into children! This story is about a girl who likes herself for who she is; no matter what anyone else says. She knows her own self-worth. The illustrator, David Catrow, has reaffirmed the author's message in each illustration on every page from the purple polka-dotted lips to the knobby knees and hippo hips! This book's message affirms that we all are different and special and we need to love ourselves for who we really are!
runner_roader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A story about a little girl who likes everything about herself from her messy hair after a good nights sleep, to her stinky toes. Even if someone teases her, no matter what they may say, she still likes everything about herself.A good self-esteem building story to share with all children. After reading getting about half-way through this story, my five year old daughter thought that the girl in the story was selfish for liking only herself. I explained to her, that the girl in the story was not selfish, but happy to be who she is even if others do not like her or something about her. My daughter had an "ohhh" moment. It is okay to be happy with ourselves and this is a very important thing to share with both boys and girls especially in a time when self-image is a very impressionable subject. Great story and illustrations!
lynny_nicole on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little girl who is very comfortable in her skin and does not care what others think of her.I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I think every parent should own and read this book to their children. Now a days too many people think they need to look and act a certain way. I felt that this book was refreshing to hear someone talking so positively about themselves. I would have my class draw pictures of their favorite physical features and around their picture I would have them clip out positive words out of magazines that they feel describe them and the things they love about themselves.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The pictures in this book are bouncy, vivid - just delightful.The text, unfortunately...There's nothing wrong about it, or bad about it. It just is a very basic, very solid "self-esteem is good" book. Banal, bland... maybe a little boring.This is made all the worse by the artwork, which is so not boring and banal and bland that it shows up the words even worse.Oh well.
eburkham on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a rhythmic book about self-esteem. The book is about a girl who likes herself no matter what other people think of her. She realizes, she is perfect, even if she has hippo hips or purple polka dotted lips.I love this book. I have read it many times to my children when they are down on themselves about something. I believe it helps them to understand that they are perfect no matter what is going on with their body or life.One extension ideas is a community building workshop at the beginning of the school year. We could read the book and then as a group mix skin colored paint to match our own skin. When we all have a color that matches our actual skin we will make painting of ourselves to display. It will help all the children see that none of them are the same. We are all different in many ways.
IreneEblen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book about how a little girl likes who she is. She rhymes her way explaining all the reasons why she likes who she is. She explains how she even likes herself when other people don't, when she is made fun of, or even when she's not perfect.I liked this book. I liked that this little girl liked all of who makes her her. I liked how she went on about how even when messy and not doing her best, she realized she is still somebody worth liking. It reminds me of how important it is to remind kids that they are perfect little people, despite their imperfections! I could use this book to start a dialogue with the class and have them relay funny things about themselves that they like. For an art project, I can have the kids draw a self-portrait to include things that they like about themselves. We can have activity where I read a poem aloud and they draw a picture from what they hear. It usually ends up looking a funny looking kid. The point would to show them that this character has a heart of gold and that it doesn't matter what he looks like.
anngugat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very funny book about self esteem and liking yourself even if you have "purpe polka-dotted lips." Some of the illustrations had my little one laughing out loud. Great rhymes which draw younger kids in.
elle0467 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An awesome book about being content with oneself and happy too. Grades K-8Lesson in contentment and self-esteem/image
SanMateo_village_nanny More than 1 year ago
Its one of those books that the older you are the more you appreciate it. My daughter loves the illustrations. My only dissatisfaction is how it took Barnes and Noble on month to deliver it!
MariChan More than 1 year ago
With this book, my grand-niece enters the world of diversification. The verse is great.
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1FamousGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a story that a child can relate to. When I read this book to a class of 5 year olds - they smiled, they nodded their heads, they looked at the drawings and noticed all the things the character was talking about. Without a doubt, this was a good read for them.
preschoolteacherlinz More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful for any child. I have purchased this book for children who have had physical changes. This book is a reminder that we are all special and teaches children to like all aspects of themselves. I love this book for my own children as well. With silly illustrations to make kids laugh, they will learn to understand what feature they can learn to love about themselves. I highly recommend this to anyone with children to help build self confidence and learning to love themselves as an individual.
orphan71 More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved this book. It really helps a child to see and gain an understanding on the many reason to be happy just the way they are.
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Cocomoco More than 1 year ago
My children and I love this book! For us, it is interactive and fun. We point to our eyes, ears & nose, and wiggle our fingers and toes, right along with the exuberant main character. We even roar at the lion, and pretend to have polka-dot lips, all while appreciating what makes us unique. This is a great read for children and adults alike!
Lili70 More than 1 year ago
It's a great story with rhymes about a young child who likes herself. Good for discussions and very good for building confidence.
lynard69 More than 1 year ago
This is a book of self discovery and acceptance. I love the melodic sound of the writing and the fun artistry of the pictures. My daughter has it memorized and asks me to read it everyday. I love the message and we talk about it.
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