¡me Gusta Cómo Soy! / I Like Myself! (bilingual Board Book Spanish Edition)

by Karen Beaumont

Board book, 2018



Call number



Clarion Books (2018), Edition: Bilingual, 32 pages


In rhyming text, a little girl expresses confidence and joy in her uniqueness, no matter her outward appearance.

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LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Reading Karen Beaumont's I Like Myself! - a self-esteem picture-book with both textual and visual references to the classic work of Dr. Seuss - this morning on my morning commute, and then comparing my reactions to those of almost every other online reviewer, I once again have that strange feeling
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that I am out of step with the current zeitgeist. I know that the received wisdom these days when it comes to child development is that the promotion of self esteem is paramount, but the sing-songy self affirmation here just felt a little... well, narcissistic. Our cute-as-a-button narrator informs us that she likes herself, and she informs us repeatedly. In any and all circumstances. Regardless of what others think. Because "I'm me," she tells us...

Perhaps this one struck such a sour note with me because I read it at the same time as another picture-book (Eric A. Kimmel's Rosh Hashanah story, Gershon's Monster) that emphasized how disastrous the consequences can be, for ourselves and for others, when we refuse to really acknowledge our transgressions, but I finished this story with the feeling (one I've had increasingly, of late) that it was promoting, however unintentionally, feelings at the expense of ethics. Don't mistake me: I want children to like themselves, generally speaking. But I'm not on board with the message that they should always like themselves, in every circumstance, and regardless of the feelings and opinions of others. That sensation of self loathing, when we do wrong, is called conscience, and it would be a pretty horrific world without it.

Now, I understand that this is meant to be a lighthearted picture-book 'romp,' and I imagine that there are those who will respond by thinking I am either a) taking it too seriously, or b) underestimating the importance of self esteem building, in a negative world. All I can say in response is a) I'm a pretty serious person, and b) although I do believe feelings are important, if forced to choose between feelings and ethics, I'd choose ethics every time.
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LibraryThing member runner_roader
A story about a little girl who likes everything about herself from her messy hair after a good nights sleep, to her stinky toes. Even if someone teases her, no matter what they may say, she still likes everything about herself.

A good self-esteem building story to share with all children. After
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reading getting about half-way through this story, my five year old daughter thought that the girl in the story was selfish for liking only herself. I explained to her, that the girl in the story was not selfish, but happy to be who she is even if others do not like her or something about her. My daughter had an "ohhh" moment. It is okay to be happy with ourselves and this is a very important thing to share with both boys and girls especially in a time when self-image is a very impressionable subject.

Great story and illustrations!
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LibraryThing member sdglenn
Great for grades k-2. Story about liking yourself. Children could draw self portraits and tell why they like themselves.
LibraryThing member elle0467
An awesome book about being content with oneself and happy too.
Grades K-8
Lesson in contentment and self-esteem/image
LibraryThing member conuly
The pictures in this book are bouncy, vivid - just delightful.

The text, unfortunately...

There's nothing wrong about it, or bad about it. It just is a very basic, very solid "self-esteem is good" book. Banal, bland... maybe a little boring.

This is made all the worse by the artwork, which is so not
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boring and banal and bland that it shows up the words even worse.

Oh well.
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LibraryThing member lynny_nicole
This book is about a little girl who is very comfortable in her skin and does not care what others think of her.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I think every parent should own and read this book to their children. Now a days too many people think they need to look and act a certain way. I felt that this book
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was refreshing to hear someone talking so positively about themselves.

I would have my class draw pictures of their favorite physical features and around their picture I would have them clip out positive words out of magazines that they feel describe them and the things they love about themselves.
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LibraryThing member IreneEblen
A book about how a little girl likes who she is. She rhymes her way explaining all the reasons why she likes who she is. She explains how she even likes herself when other people don't, when she is made fun of, or even when she's not perfect.

I liked this book. I liked that this little girl liked
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all of who makes her her. I liked how she went on about how even when messy and not doing her best, she realized she is still somebody worth liking. It reminds me of how important it is to remind kids that they are perfect little people, despite their imperfections!

I could use this book to start a dialogue with the class and have them relay funny things about themselves that they like. For an art project, I can have the kids draw a self-portrait to include things that they like about themselves. We can have activity where I read a poem aloud and they draw a picture from what they hear. It usually ends up looking a funny looking kid. The point would to show them that this character has a heart of gold and that it doesn't matter what he looks like.
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LibraryThing member lisablythe
I Like Myself is a rhyming book with exagerated colorful pictures. The girl in the story goes to somewhat extreme measures to show that no matter what, she certainly likes herself.

Learning to like yourself is a gift. I try to encourage my own children to know that they are great.

For a classroom
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extension, I would have the students write 5 things they like about themselves. We would then play a game trying to guess whose list was whose.
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LibraryThing member amychel
This is a wonderful book that helps build a healthy sense of self-esteem into children! This story is about a girl who likes herself for who she is; no matter what anyone else says. She knows her own self-worth. The illustrator, David Catrow, has reaffirmed the author's message in each illustration
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on every page from the purple polka-dotted lips to the knobby knees and hippo hips! This book's message affirms that we all are different and special and we need to love ourselves for who we really are!
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LibraryThing member eburkham
This book is a rhythmic book about self-esteem. The book is about a girl who likes herself no matter what other people think of her. She realizes, she is perfect, even if she has hippo hips or purple polka dotted lips.

I love this book. I have read it many times to my children when they are down on
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themselves about something. I believe it helps them to understand that they are perfect no matter what is going on with their body or life.

One extension ideas is a community building workshop at the beginning of the school year. We could read the book and then as a group mix skin colored paint to match our own skin. When we all have a color that matches our actual skin we will make painting of ourselves to display. It will help all the children see that none of them are the same. We are all different in many ways.
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LibraryThing member Malaney
I like Myself! is a great story for boys and girls to engage them in freedom of expression. A quick easy read that I promise they will love
LibraryThing member Marylee1973
A wonderful book we love because it teacher us to love ourselves for all that we have. cute illustrations.. nice rhyming.. fun to read aloud!
LibraryThing member DonnaKLewis
Review: This is a super cute book about a little girl. She describes all sorts of things that could be "wrong" with her but how she still loves herself because no matter what she is still herself.

Personal: I love this book because it really shows kids that no matter what may be "wrong" with them
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that they are right just as they are.

Classroom extension: 1. Have each child draw a funny picture of themselves. 2. Discuss differences and how they make the child perfect as they are.
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LibraryThing member Johniece
I really love this book and I know children will too. Young children will think they not special, or nobody will like them because they are different, but being different is what make you unique. So everybody should love themselves.
LibraryThing member KristalKangasHanes
This delightful book celebrates the special traits and quirks of a little girl as she sees them. The illustrations are vivid and wonderful watercolors with strong lines. The story creates an excellent avenue for dialogue with children to celebrate their traits and appreciate their unique abilities.
LibraryThing member mmesullivan
This book is a must in every little girls library and should be given away at birthdays and christmas. The moral is well written and rhymes. Here is an quote from the book
"I like myself! I’m glad I’m me. There’s no one else I’d rather be. I like my eyes, my ears, my nose. I like my fingers
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and my toes. I like me wild. I like me tame. I like me different and the same." ( Beaumont, Catrow)
A powerful book with a powerful message fo empowerment and self esteem.
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LibraryThing member matthewbloome
Maybe it's because Catrow illustrated or maybe because it's about a spunky kid, but I like this book a lot.
LibraryThing member crisoneg
Such a great great book about loving yourself no matter how different you feel! A little girl learns to embrace herself and not compare herself to others!
LibraryThing member Alyssa.pinkk
"I like Myself" is a book about this girl explaining why she likes herself. She tells every aspect of herself and why she likes it. She even says if she was different she would still like her self.

I love this book because of all the different colors, images, and illustrations.
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This book just pops out at me and makes me want to share it with children. Especially if a child is having a hard time accepting themselves. The girl character is how i think every child should be; carefree and wonderful! She justs laughs and smiles at all the funny things she can come up with to change how she looks or how she thinks people see her as. Which I feel the same way now.Since I am working at a child care center the children bring out the fun and carefree personality as well I would say.

Classroom extension ideas:
1. All about me
2. Body parts ( one part she talks about nose, ears, eyes,etc.)
3. Character counts( be yourself, love others for how they are)
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LibraryThing member anngugat
A very funny book about self esteem and liking yourself even if you have "purpe polka-dotted lips." Some of the illustrations had my little one laughing out loud. Great rhymes which draw younger kids in.
LibraryThing member mearias
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Such a great message and the art is so fun.
LibraryThing member TameitriaJ
This is a really cute rhyming book about a little girl who simply loves herself. She loves her crazy hair, the way she dresses, and even when she's messy.
I Love this book because the little girl in the story is very confident. No matter what she looks like or what other people think she loves
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classroom extension
1. Have the students write one thing that they love about themselves
2. Discuss good ways how everyone is different.
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LibraryThing member WeeTurtle
A fun book with a bouncing rhyme and drawing lines reminiscent of Dr. Seuss, but with more fur, scales, wiggles, and hair. The story is simple with each line or lines affirming the ways in which the child loves themselves, while playing with their dachschund, who seems to grow concerned as the
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child comes up with more radical ways of viewing themself, but still with total approval of who they are.

The illustrations make the book. I can imagine that not every child will like them, but a good few will probably find it the funniest thing in the universe.
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LibraryThing member SarahNicole91
a book about a little girl who loves herself regardless of what others think. ages 3-5
LibraryThing member Madison_DeWeerdt
This book was so so good and I really want to have it in my classroom someday! I love it because it is really important for kids to have this feeling that the really do like themselves and be confident.


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32 p.; 5 inches


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