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An adorable exploration of friendship and childhood activities

There are many things that I like about being me.

I can sit quite still . . . or hop, skip and jump.

I can stand on my hands . . . or turn somersaults.

I can float on my back . . . or swim like a fish . . .

This delightful picture book is a series of reflections that the ...

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An adorable exploration of friendship and childhood activities

There are many things that I like about being me.

I can sit quite still . . . or hop, skip and jump.

I can stand on my hands . . . or turn somersaults.

I can float on my back . . . or swim like a fish . . .

This delightful picture book is a series of reflections that the narrator, an endearing cloth rabbit, makes about himself and the things he can do. The brief text culminates with the ultimate reflection that the thing he likes best about being himself is that he can share his favorite activities with his friend, an equally endearing white mouse. The expressive illustrations complement the pared-back text with a subtle visual narrative.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
In his brightly striped sweater, a little rabbit enjoys demonstrating the many things he can do and the things he likes about himself. Whether somersaulting across the grass, enjoying a day at the beach, or playing with bubbles, the rabbit is joined in his adventures by his friend, Mouse. Although he is able to do many things, in the end he concludes that the thing he likes best about being himself is being with his friend. This simple, sweet tale encourages taking pleasure in newly discovered skills and activities while maintaining a focus on the most important thing of all: the company of a good friend. With young audiences, this book can be used to engage in dramatic play as children act out each of the rabbit's actions. Teachers can focus on the action words in a study of verbs, or explore the concept of opposites. Judith Rossell's sweet illustrations burst with action and joy, and she develops a variety of environments for the friends to play in to keep the illustrations from becoming repetitive. A lovely pairing of text and pictures, this gentle friendship tale would make a great gift for play group pals. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Holmes's text and Rossell's art are as perfect a match as their starring characters. Rabbit explains the "many things that I like about being me" as the expressive pair engage in fun activities like somersaults, swimming, slope rolling, and climbing trees. The short sentences with active verbs keep the striped-sweatered pals busy until Rabbit announces that the best thing is "I can be with you," and the buddies halt for a hug. Rossell's clean landscapes mirror the simple text, but she tickles viewers with whimsical touches like the hide-and-seek that ensues when Mouse rises with a balloon bouquet. It's a pleasure to join this celebration of friendship and playing outdoors.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Kirkus Reviews
There are many things this bunny is proud to be able to do-sit still, jump, somersault, ride a bike, make sand castles and dig holes, for a start. Rossell's cheerful and appealing pictures play an important role here and complement the text flawlessly, showing the bunny performing said activities with a perky and diminutive mouse friend who joins in whenever possible. Of course, there are some things a bunny can do that a mouse can't, and observant youngsters will notice that in such cases the mouse finds a creative way to participate or else moves to the sidelines to watch respectfully. This is not mentioned in the text, which leads to the warm, eminently satisfying conclusion; in the words of the bunny, " . . . the thing I like best about being me . . . / is that I can be . . . / with you." A perfectly lighthearted gesture of a tale that illustrates-with charm and subtlety-a child's pride in his or her accomplishments, mutual appreciation of different abilities and the power of friendship and acceptance. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921541582
  • Publisher: Little Hare Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2014
  • Series: My Little Library Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,418,118
  • Age range: 5 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet A. Holmes is the author of Have You Seen Duck?Me and You, and Pink. Judith Rossell is an illustrator and author whose works include Mice Mischief, To Get to Me, and You are a Star.
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