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I'm like you, you're like me : a child's book about understanding and celebrating each other
Gainer, Cindy.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Free Spirit Pub., [1998]

Physical Description:
41 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Illustrations and simple text explore ways in which children are alike and some ways they may be different.
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BF723.I56 G35 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BF723.I56 G35 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Simple words and lush illustrations draw children into this gentle story of discovery, acceptance, and affirmation.

Author Notes

Cindy Gainer has a B.F.A. with Early Childhood and Art Education Certification from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and is currently participating in the Gestalt Training Program for Professionals in Pittsburgh. She is the coauthor and illustrator of the award-winning books Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Bright Ring Publishing) and MathArts: Exploring Math through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds (Gryphon House). She has taught art to children from grades kindergarten through 12 in Pennsylvania schools, appeared on television, and has given numerous workshops to teachers and students as an author/illustrator. Cindy owns Little Red Schoolhouse, a preschool for four- and five-year-olds, where she is actively involved in teaching young learners and fostering positive child development. Cindy resides in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill Matrisch, and their son, August.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3A didactic book that deals with differences and similarities among all people. The message is important, but the text is somewhat repetitive and tedious. The bold, bright-bordered illustrations feature cartoonlike children of various ethnic backgrounds. Each attribute, depicted in pen and marker on posterboard, covers a two-page spread. Fleeting references are made to common concepts such as acceptance of differences, the importance of understanding through listening, thinking about the feelings of others, and accomplishing tasks through cooperation. This book could be of potential use for units on social skills.Stephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.