Patricia's joyful creativity is infectious as she takes on different roles in her lively game of dress-up.
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Publishers WeeklyAuthor/actor/doting uncle Drachman (Leo the Lightning Bug) has created a book-and-audio series as an answer to providing unique gifts to his young nieces and nephews. On It's Me! Drachman narrates the tale of Patricia, a preschooler with a big imagination and a penchant for dress up. Patricia appears to her family as a princess, witch, a Little Mommy and finally a girl named Patricia. Everyone indulges her-except for the seemingly know-it-all brother, Danny. The role of Patricia, played beautifully by Drachman's real-life cousin Siva, will strike a chord of familiarity with young listeners and plenty of parents/caregivers. Humorous sound effects and Drachman's rich, friendly voice and playful storytelling style (which includes additional recorded introductions to the stories) make this a welcome entry to the genre. A third volume in the line, Ellison the Elephant, about an elephant who learns to play jazz on his trunk, also by Drachman and illustrated by James Muscarello, has been released simultaneously. Ages 4-8. (Dec. 2004) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
- Kidwick Books
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- Edition description:
- Book and Audio CD
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.89(w) x 11.47(h) x 0.36(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
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It's Me! based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I think Eric Drachman is an amazing writer.
Having read and loved both of Eric Drachman¿s other books, once again he has found the way to touch and identify with families. It¿s Me! does this especially with little girls. Every young girl (boys too) will love this book and the accompanying CD, and will live Patricia¿s imaginative lives with her as she tries out various personalities and finally returns to the love and security of her family. It¿s expressively illustrated and written with honesty and warmth! I give It¿s Me! my top rating.
Young Patricia in this book for ages 4-8 enjoys making believe she is someone else by dressing up and acting. She first imagines she is Princess Finula-Lily, followed by a scary witch, her mother, and a famous writer. She makes believe she is someone else so often that when she dresses only as herself, others in her family think she is trying to be a farmer's daughter or a person on one of her favorite TV shows. It's all in good fun though--everyone, including Patricia, knows she is always herself. The CD tells the story with amusing sound effects.