I Am Me
Jennifer LB Leese
Illustrator: C Iannaccone
Exchange ePulishing Appealing
Read ... Recommended ... 4. 5 stars
Nica Jolee tells the reader about
herself. She tells how Mama and Daddy wondered and wondered what
she might look like, or what she might do before she was born.
Then after she came they all found out she has some of Mommy's
looks and some of Dad's, and she has some of Mommy's characteristics
and some of Dad's. Her hair is one color but curly like the other
parent, she enjoys doing some things she sees each of her parents
doing. But, even with all of that Nica Jolee understands that
she is very special and she is her own person. No one else is
just like she. "I am me, and there is no one else like me."
Well-known writer Leese continues
the talent that has brought her much acclaim in the writing world.
"I Am Me" is an appealing tale of a little girl who
recognizes that even though she has characteristics taken from
each of her parents she is individual and she is her own unique
The PDF format I received has
produced a very easily navigated work sure to please even the
youngest readers. Little parent or teacher help will be necessary
for youngsters to begin to use the eBook. Unlike many of the
'old style' works and despite being heavily illustrated with
charming art work, the pages glide open in a nice smooth manner.
Even the youngest user should quickly catch on to the symbols
for moving pages ahead.
Vocabulary used by author Leese
in the narrative is meant for beginning readers. "I Am Me"
is a 'read to' for the youngest set 3-5, a read alone for the
advanced 5s - 8, and "I'll read to my little brother/sister"
for the 8-10 crowd.
"I Am Me" is sure to
be a valuable addition to both the home and school library. The
book is ideal for a classroom unit on self, self acceptance,
and self awareness.
The only addition I might have
like to have seen would be an attribute that neither Mommy nor
Daddy possess, but perhaps great uncle joe liked to jig and so
does Nica Jolee, or maybe she quirks her eyebrow as is seen in
the picture of great great grand ma!
Enjoyed the read. Happy to recommend.