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JUST BEING ME #1: I'M SO MAD (JUST BEING ME)

Author: Robie Harris

Illustrator: Nicole Hollander

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company,

Material: hard cover

Summary: The story, told in first person by a preschooler, describes her shopping experience with her ultra-patient mother. Through the story, the author offers solutions for solving the dilemma we all face: How do I get out of the grocery story alive? This is a picture book that offers creative, toddler-digestable solutions to the daily challenge of growing up.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Reading Level: 1.8

Age of Child: none offered by this reviewer

Young Reader Reaction: none offered by this reviewer

Adult Reader Reaction: How many times have we been there? We’re in a hurry, we just want to buy a bag of peas, and our toddler throws a fit in the middle of the produce aisle. This scenario comes to life in this little book.

Pros: The author offers alternatives to getting angry, acting harrassed, and blowing up at our little ones while shopping with children.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is helpful, but once the lesson is learned, there isn't much to offer.

If You Liked This Book, Try: FEELINGS: A FIRST POEM BOOK ABOUT FEELINGS (Patchwork Series)   AMAZING MALLIKA   ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED

Educational Themes: The themes are clear: it's important to understand and control our feelings; and cooperation and teamwork go along way toward everyone's happiness.

Notes: Guest reviewer Christine Hohlbaum, SAHM Expert for ClubMom and author of Diary of a Mother, wrote this profile.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2005

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