I Like Being Me: Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along

I Like Being Me: Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along

by Judy Lalli, Douglas L. Mason-Fry
     
 


From the author of Make Someone Smile, this delightful collection of 26 rhyming poems is perfect for reading aloud.
The themes—being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, dealing with feelings, making decisions, being a friend, and more—are clear, understandable, and relevant to the everyday lives of young…  See more details below

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From the author of Make Someone Smile, this delightful collection of 26 rhyming poems is perfect for reading aloud.
The themes—being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, dealing with feelings, making decisions, being a friend, and more—are clear, understandable, and relevant to the everyday lives of young children.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A wonderful book for helping young children.” —Our Children: National PTA Magazine

Early Childhood News Award

Parent Council® Selection

Parent Council Ltd.
This collection of simple poems is about being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, and more. Each poem is paired with a black-and-white photograph of children illustrating the theme. A companion guide provides activities to introduce self-esteem and empowerment for young children.
Anti-Defamation League
This resource, especially developed for children ages 3-8, features short, easy-to-read poems that are perfect for reading out loud - making it fun for non-readers to hear and reading kid to share. Each poem is illustrated with black-and-white photographs of real children engaged in a verse-related activity.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2A collection of 26 poems intended to boost children's self-esteem. A companion leader's guide to the book is available and the two titles may make an appropriate addition to a guidance counselor's curriculum. However redeeming the subjects, thoughkindness, friendship, truthfulness, dependabilitythe poetry itself is undistinguished. It is set in traditional forms, such as quatrains and couplets, but the meter and rhyming patterns are irregular. Yet it is not free verse: "I can choose\To win or lose.\I know it's up to me.\If I think that\I'm a winner,\That's what I will be!" The black-and-white photographs are of Lalli's second-grade class and the photographer's son; they have poorly defined subjects, and many seem staged and lifeless. Students accustomed to the glamour of today's colorful picture books will not choose this one from the shelves because of its unattractive appearance. The poems could be discussed in a group setting, but librarians will want to look for the many better books about self-esteem and interpersonal relationships.Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575420257
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/14/2007
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 7.22(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

What People are saying about this

Jack Canfield
"A treasure chest full of wonderful gems. I highly recommend I LIKE BEING ME for anyone who loves kids." --Co-author, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Michele Borba
There's never been a time when quality materials that enhance children's self-esteem are more needed. Every child should be so lucky to have I Like Being Me and the Leader's Guide on their teacher's shelf.
— Dr. Michele Borba, author of Esteem Builders

Meet the Author


Judy Lalli teaches second grade at Paul V. Fly School in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she has taught for over 30 years. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and she has completed extensive postgraduate work as well. As an adjunct professor for Wilkes University, Judy teaches graduate education courses for teachers.

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