Los Angeles Times Book ReviewHer rollicking enthusiasm is infectious, especially in the joyous, chaotic, colorful watercolors
When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youthby Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell
"When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of/blockquote>/em>… See more details below
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"When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotLife can be so much fun and Jamie Lee Curtis shares what it was like when she was a baby as compared to her advanced age of four. The adult author has successfully transformed herself, and her delightful reminiscences will amuse kids and adults. To whit, when she was little, she didn't understand time outs--now she does; when she was little, she "ate goo and yucky stuff"--but now she eats "pizza and noodles and fruit and Chee-tos." The illustrations are quite funny and this board book version will inspire even younger kids to talk about their lives as babies as compared to their current advanced years. 1999 (orig.
Children's Literature - Rae ValabekThis story is written from the point of view of a four-year old. The author tells about when she was little, before preschool. The repeated pattern "When I was little..." would be easy for preschoolers and kindergartners to follow as a beginning writing experience. The pictures are delightful watercolors that are filled with many details. This book shows another dimension to the actress, Jamie Lee Curtis. 1995 (orig.
Children's Literature - Jan LiebermanWhen a 4-year-old recalls her early years and philosophizes, that is funny! That's exactly what the narrator does in this creative tale. Kids of all ages will devour this. "When I was little, I didn't understand time outs. Now I do, but I don't like them." Families will be writing their own "When I Was Little" remembrances. The illustrations are wacky, fun and in keeping with the humor of the text.
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