This is a high energy book about an adorable little African-American girl who exudes a joy of self-acceptance. Why? Her answer is simple and perfect: because "I'm ME!" Catrow's illustrations are fabulous, although it does get a little crazy at the end, with the little girl professing to like herself even if she had horns sprouting from her nose!
"She is so full of joy that readers will love her, too–even when she has
purple polka-dotted lips. Titles such as Jamie Lee Curtis's I'm Gonna Like Me (2002) and Kathi Appelt's Incredible Me! (2003, both HarperCollins) have a similar theme, but the main characters are Caucasian. A great addition." (School Library Journal)
Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
DRA Level: 12
Grade Level Equivalent: 1.8
Guided Reading Level: G
Below are the first three sample spreads from this cute book!