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I'm Just Like My Mom; I'm Just Like My Dad/ Me parezco tanto a mi mama; Me parez

by Jorge Ramos, Akemi Gutierrez
     
 

I'm just like my mom.
Me parezco tanto a mi mamá.

I'm just like my dad.
Me parezco tanto a mi papá.

With Akemi Gutiérrez's charming illustrations, renowned journalist Jorge Ramos explores the many ways in which all children are just like their parents—in two languages!

Junto con las simpáticas ilustraciones de Akemi Gutié

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Overview

I'm just like my mom.
Me parezco tanto a mi mamá.

I'm just like my dad.
Me parezco tanto a mi papá.

With Akemi Gutiérrez's charming illustrations, renowned journalist Jorge Ramos explores the many ways in which all children are just like their parents—in two languages!

Junto con las simpáticas ilustraciones de Akemi Gutiérrez, el respetado periodista Jorge Ramos explora las varias maneras en que los hijos se parecen a sus padres. ¡Y lo hace en dos idiomas!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Whitman
In this English/Spanish flip book, a green-eyed girl and a pointy-nosed boy revel in the traits and activities that they share with their mother and father, and in the background a grandmother and grandfather. Like her mom, the unnamed girl has long hair, wrinkles her forehead when angry, sneezes loudly, loves dressing up and dancing to music, and draws pictures on the letters she sends to family and friends. Like his dad, the unnamed boy has long legs, sleeps face down, wakes up early, plays soccer, and loves reading, sometimes about faraway places. Near the flip point, each parent hands the child a mirror and says that s/he "can see our whole family on my face." In his first picture book, Hispanic newscaster Jorge Ramos has created a bilingual Everyfamily. Akemi Gutierrez's warm and playful illustrations echo the symmetry of the straightforward text and celebrate the happy rituals of suburbia—gardening, raking leaves, walking the dog—with no "ethnic" markers other than this lookalike family's black hair. Read aloud, I'm Just Like can spark discussion, inviting small children to explore their biological and cultural inheritance. Teachers in diverse settings may want to pair it with another book that honors difference within a family, especially the experience of adopted children who bear no physical resemblance to their parents and siblings. Reviewer: Sylvia Whitman
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

Once children begin to become aware of their family relationships, it is comforting to look for the ways in which they are like their parents and other relatives. Ramos has addressed this idea in a book that is divided into two parts; children can read about either a girl and her mom or turn it over and meet a father/son pair. The examples of similarities are simple and broad (a furrow in the brow, liking to play soccer), but they will help children draw parallels in their own families. Each straightforward sentence is presented in both English and Spanish. Gutiérrez's cartoon illustrations are friendly, warm, and energetic. A quirky dog appears on most spreads, and its antics add humor to the illustrations. The page instructing youngsters to flip the volume over shows the family members holding hands in a circle, underscoring their love and unity. This gentle picture book will open up conversations in many families.-Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ

Kirkus Reviews
"Who do I look like?" That's the age-old question a brother and sister ask their parents in this seemingly simple bilingual story. Each page is an observation of familial similarities from the genetic, like eye color and nose shape, to the habitual, like milk mustaches and doodling. But there's a twist: Ramos divides his story in half along gender lines. Begin at one end, and it's the daughter's perspective; with mom, she plants a flower garden and plays dress-up. Begin at the other end, and it's the boy's; together, father and son play soccer and read bedtime books about "far away places." Although a nice rhythm results from the parallel story lines, the back-to-back design interrupts and may confuse the reader. Still, Ramos's message-that the love of the family means no child is alone-is poignant and heartfelt. Gutierrez's gentle palette and controlled washes are a perfect match for this loving story, and young readers will be drawn to the large geometric shapes and the warm, friendly faces of the family. An age-appropriate story that may spark discussion. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061239687
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,091,797
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN's Talk Back Live, ABC's Nightline, CBS's Early Show, and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, among others. He is the bestselling author of No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home and Dying to Cross. He lives in Florida.

Jorge Ramos ha sido el conductor de Noticiero Univision desde 1986. Ha ganado siete premios Emmy y el premio Maria Moors Cabot por excelencia en perio dismo otorgado por la Universidad de Columbia. Además ha sido invitado a varios de los más importantes programas de televisión como Nightline de ABC, Today Show de NBC, Larry King Live de CNN, The O'Reilly Factor de FOX News y Charlie Rose de PBS, entre otros. Es el autor bestseller de Atravesando Fronteras, La Ola Latina, La Otra Cara de América, Lo Que Vi y Morir en el Intento. Actualmente vive en Miami.

Akemi Gutiérrez lives with her husband, Ed, in California.

Akemi Gutiérrez vive con su marido Ed en California.

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