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Just Being Me!: I'm All Dressed!

Just Being Me!: I'm All Dressed!

by Robie Harris, Nicole Hollander (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal
PreS-K-In Messes, a girl enjoys dumping food items from the fridge and mixing them up on the floor. In Dressed, a boy insists on dressing himself but puts his clothes on upside down or on the wrong body parts. In both cases, the parents patiently and lovingly explain what is tolerable behavior and what is going too far. Both children happily accept these boundaries. The pen-and-ink cartoons are simple and bright. The texts and art are playful and cheerful, and the layouts are clear. The books are best suited for families dealing with similar problems. In each one, a professor of child psychiatry describes the characters' actions in the story and explains why children need to pursue them. Some parents and caregivers will find these trite and patronizing; others will find them reassuring.-Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In the latest of the Just Being Me series, a preschooler asserts his independence and dresses himself for his Grandpa's birthday party. While the young hero may feel most comfortable wearing only his blue underwear and one striped sock, it's snowing outside. (No mention is made of the fact that underwear is not appropriate attire for a party.) His parents help him get dressed for the outdoors. But when there's a delay in leaving, he grows too hot and strips again. Now they'll be late if he doesn't get dressed quickly, and their efforts to dress him are met with resistance. The results are humorous and wildly unconventional, but effective at keeping out the cold snow, so the parents accept his appearance-and thereby his independence-and they go to the party. Hollander's brightly colored illustrations will tickle readers as the boy attempts to find his own look while appeasing his parents. The "What's Going On" section explains to parents their child's developmental stage and how they can best support him/her. A fun look at the battle most often waged between preschoolers and their parents. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
Just Being Me Ser.
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Robie Harris is the author of several award-winning, bestselling books including It's Perfectly Normal! and It's So Amazing. Her picture books include Happy Birth Day! and Don't Forget to Come Back. She is highly acclaimed for her ability to explain issues in an accessible, straightforward manner.

Nicole Hollander is a nationally recognized humorist, cartoonist, and the creator of the popular comic strip Sylvia, which is syndicated internationally by Tribune Media Services and appears in over 80 newspapers in the U.S. She is also the author/illustrator of 20 humor books for adults.

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