I Feel Five!

I Feel Five!

by Bethanie Deeney Murguia


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What is turning five supposed to feel like, anyway? A charming look at growing older, from a child’s point of view.

Fritz can’t wait to turn five! His birthday starts off well when he eats all five of his birthday pancakes and gets brand-new sneakers that fit perfectly. But when he peeks in the mirror, everything looks the same. And his teeth won’t wiggle — not a single one. Even after he gets to wear the birthday crown and everyone sings to him at school, five still feels an awful lot like four did. Will Fritz ever feel five? In this sweet picture book that’s perfect for children of any age, Bethanie Deeney Murguia explores how it feels to grow up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763662912
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 795,305
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bethanie Deeney Murguia has worked as an art director for publishers, design firms, and marketing agencies. In that time she has had many birthdays, but still feels five when she wears her birthday crown. Her daughter, who had many expectations about her fifth birthday, was disappointed when she “didn’t feel five” on her big day. This inspired Bethanie to write a story about the quieter, unexpected moments that help us to realize we’ve grown or changed. She lives in San Francisco.

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I Feel Five! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This book is about Fritz Newton’s fifth birthday where he doesn’t feel different from four. But at the end he feels five after a helping action. The main character is Fritz Newton. Fritz learns to ride his bike with training wheels, he can count his age on one hand, he learns to do monkey bars and he practices to reach the apples when he was four. I feel five! is a picture book. My favorite part of the book is when the girl asked if Fritz could reach the apples and after thinking for a minute Fritz Newton bounces, zooms, soars and plucks two perfect apples. I liked this part because this made Fritz Newton feel a little different, may be a little more five at the end. Illustrations are very beautiful and it helped to know more about the story. In a picture, Fritz Newton’s Dad taught him to reach the apples when he was four and he can reach the apples for a girl when he is five on his own. I liked this book because it is fun and has many pictures. I felt same like Fritz Newton when he was doing the monkey bars, when he tried to whistle and when he tried to snap his fingers. All the little kids will love this book because it is so much fun and it explains how a kid will feel when he tries learning new things. Shrisha.K, 5, San Diego mensa