Looking Like Me Library Edition

Looking Like Me Library Edition

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When you look in a mirror, who do you see?

A boy? A girl?
A son? A daughter?
A runner? A dancer?

Whoever and whatever you see―just put out your fist and give yourself an "I am" BAM!

This jumping, jazzy, joyful picture book by the award-winning team of Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers celebrates every child, and everything that a child can be.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231.14 x 233.68 x 7.62mm | 317.51g
  • Carolrhoda
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1606840010
  • 9781606840016
  • 516,516

Review quote

"Self-esteem picture books have taken some abuse in these pages (see Daniel Greenstone's 'Ain't I Great!: The Problem with Self-Esteem, ' November/December 2008), but even the more curmudgeonly among us might appreciate the message when it's dressed up as fine as it is in this picture book by Myers pére et fils. The poem-text has both swagger and bounce ('I looked in the mirror / and what did I see? / A real handsome dude / looking just like me') as young Jeremy celebrates, in cumulating verses, all the people, places, and things that make him who he is: he's his sister's brother, his father's son, a writer to his teacher, and so on. Each verse ends with variations on an irresistible chorus: 'She put out her fist. / I gave it a bam! / I added dancer / to the answer / of just who I am!' Christopher Myers's collage illustrations present Matisse-like cutouts of human figures in hot, strong colors against almost abstractly cropped photos--a parade, a boxing ring, animals at the zoo--that suggest a world brimming with riches." --The Horn Book Magazine

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About Myers Walter Dean

Walter Dean Myers is a writer, a photography collector, a flute player, a cat owner, a Harlem native, a former basketball player, a husband, and a father. You can visit him at www.walterdeanmyers.net.
Christopher Myers is an artist, a writer, a photographer, a clothes designer, a Brooklynite, a former baseball player, and a son.
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Rating details

427 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 37% (160)
4 35% (150)
3 19% (82)
2 6% (27)
1 2% (8)
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