Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
I'm Not

I'm Not

Spring 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Pam Smallcomb
Illustrator: Robert Weinstock
ISBN: 978-0-375-86115-4
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Review:

Evelyn floats on the ceiling, dons lampshades and Band-Aids with pearls, and paints proficiently. She is, in short, many things that her best friend, I'm Not's narrator, is not. But as readers turn the book's pages, they learn that our narrator embodies just as many friend-worthy traits as Evelyn. Evelyn can skate, but not bake (her friend can). She sculpts but can't spell, juggles but can't karate kick, and plays pretend but can't stand the dark. The book will teach early readers the importance of friendship and of appreciating one's own special traits. Illustrations with just the right amount of detail to enhance, but not distract from, the story make this a fun read-out-loud choice.

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