Thursday, August 25, 2016

I Like Being Me - a bookwrap

Me. A very good place to be.  To love Me is to love others.  To be Me is to experience life at its best.  In Me is kindness, friendship, opportunities and hope.  Me is my best friend and Me is always there for.....Me!

Unwrapping some Me thoughts...

Unwrapping today's featured book...

"I Like Being Me"
Poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices

Authored by Judy Lalli

Ages 3-7

Unwrapping some photos for you to enjoy...

About the book...

This little gem of a book is one that is written in short poems.  These poems enter in through your mind but end up in your heart.  They are positive powerful words to reflect on and perfect to memorize.  In a world that seems to be coming apart at the seams, this book teaches manners, values and instills in a child's heart the idea that the world is in need of a HUGE group hug, starting with their own circle of friends.

The clear, crisp, black and white photos are happy, encouraging and the diversity of children portrayed is perfect for the book's all inclusive message.  This book when shared and applied, would be a perfect combatant against rudeness and bullying towards others, thus sewing seeds of love to those encountered in life's journey.  

Here are a few samples of what is in store for you:

I Didn't Believe I Could Do It

I didn't believe I could do it.
I was afraid to try.
My teacher believed I could do it,
And next time, so will I.

At Least I'm Getting Better

I run and run and run and run,
And then I trip and fall.
I throw and catch and throw and catch,
And then I drop the ball.

I write my name and write my name,
And then I miss a letter.
But everybody makes mistakes.
At least I'm getting better.

Don't Say "Crybaby!"

Don't say "Crybaby!"

Don't say "Dummy!" 
Teasing makes me
Feel so crummy.

Falling down
Can bruise my knees,
But words can hurt
Where no one sees.


Hands can fight,
Hands can scare,
Or hands can join together
To show they care.

The author has included a section at the back of the book entitled, "Discussion Starters and Activities": a Guide for Teachers, Families, and Other Caring Adults.   The author's final word   invites the readers to share ways they used the book with their children.  She sends an open invitation to write to her in care of her publisher at and tell her about your experiences with the book. 
I loved the book and highly recommend it. 

About the author...

Judy Lalli, M.S.

Judy Lalli is the coordinator of online learning for PLS 3rd Learning after having enjoyed a wonderful career as a classroom teacher in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and she has completed extensive postgraduate work as well. Judy is a visiting author to classrooms around the country, and she is a recipient of the Delaware Valley Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award for her work promoting early literacy development.

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