Cover image for I like me!
Title:
I like me!
Author:
Carlson, Nancy L.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking Kestrel, 1988.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (all. color) ; 26 cm
Summary:
By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend you can have is yourself.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 400 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.3 1 Quiz: 21511.
ISBN:
9780670820627
Format :
Book

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Summary

Meet Nancy Carlson's peppy pig--a character who is full of good feelings about herself. Her story will leave little ones feeling good about themselves, too!

"Little ones in need of positive reinforcement will find it here. An exuberant pig proclaims "I like me!" She likes the way she looks, and all her activities....When she makes a mistake she picks herself up and tries again." -- Booklist

"Wonderful in its simplicity, here's a story that will help kids feel good about themselves." -- Boston GLobe


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Author Notes

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking.

Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them.

In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award.

Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3-5. Little ones in need of positive reinforcement will find it here. An exuberant pig proclaims, ``I like me!'' She likes the way she looks (close-ups show her round tummy, curly tail, and tiny feet) and activities such as reading, drawing, and riding her bike-fast. When she feels badly or makes a mistake, she picks herself up and tries again. Although the ``be your own best friend'' philosophy wears a bit, there is certainly room on library shelves for a book that extols the virtues of being yourself. The stridency of the message is tempered by the jazzy yet childlike drawings done with bright color pencils. Carlson's clever use of decorative patterning adds dimension to the design; kids will have a good laugh at Ms. Pig taking a bath or wearing a beret while showing off her drawings at her easel. Just the thing for a child who's feeling insecure. IC. Pigs-Fiction / Self-reliance-Fiction [OCLC] 87-32616


Publisher's Weekly Review

The ebullient pig-heroine is a happy adherent to the adage ``Love Thyself.'' ``I like me!'' she exclaims from the cover and goes on to say, ``I like my curly tail, my round tummy and my tiny little feet.'' The fresh-faced piggy elaborates: she always treats herself with respect by keeping herself clean, eating good food and exercising properly. She takes care of other important needs, too, drawing lovely pictures, reading good books and cheering herself up when she's feeling down. Never too hard on herself for failures, she points out that when she makes mistakes, she tries again. The formation of a healthy self-image, the cornerstone of a happy and successful life, is what this book is all about. Bright, colorful pictures complement the bouncy, upbeat text; Carlson skillfully imparts a positive message without denying that life holds embarrassingeven sadmoments. The book and its heroine are loaded with appeal. Ages 2-6. (August) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1 ``I Like Me,'' says an emphatically cheerful girl-pig who demonstrates an imperturbable sense of self-esteem: ``I have a best friend. That best friend is me!'' She paints, bikes, reads, takes good care of herself, and even deals with her own occasional fallibility: ``When I make mistakes, I try and try and try again.'' I Like Me is visually interesting, with sturdy animals drawn in a deliberately artless style. Simple shapes, strong lines, and clear colors, with lots of pattern mixing, show what is not described in the minimal text. The text is hand-lettered. The content is less intriguing than the artwork. A direct message, clearly stated, is preferable to one couched around a fictional plot, but, even so, this book exists primarily as a vehicle to bolster a child's self-esteem. Healthy children will relate to and probably enjoy this book, while the children who need it most may not be affected at all. An additional purchase rather than a top-priority item. Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, Ill. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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