This Is Me A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell
  

This Is Me A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From

Written by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell
Illustrated by

Synopsis

This Is Me A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell

What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country and could bring only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, Hi there, this is met In this picture, various children - inspired by their remarkable teacher - talk about what they'd bring with them if they could take only one suitcase to their new home: photographs, a favourite book, grandfather's beret. Which things do they love most? What best expresses who they are? At the end, the question is posed to the reader: What would you take? Which things would say to the world, this is met . The book ends with a pop up suitcase, which the child can then fill with his or her favourite things.

Reviews

A reminder that we all once came from somewhere else. --TIME magazine An excellent conversation-starter that encourages interactivity and imagination. --Elle.com [This Is Me] celebrates the diversity of America. --Booklist

-up suitcase at the back of the book with items that say to the world, HI THERE, THIS IS ME! An excellent springboard for school-age kids to discover who they are and where they come from.

- from pop culture icons to the surly older teenage sibling to bookish devotions to cultural lessons and beyond. That the book then becomes an introspective, deeply contemplative interactive adventure by the final spread is a gift to every young (and not so youthful, ahem) reader indeed. --The BookDragon(Smithsonianpa.org) A reminder that we all once came from somewhere else. TIME magazine [This Is Me] celebrates the diversity of America. Booklist Kids will find Curtis to know yourself, you must know your roots message resonant and will be scrambling to fill the pop-up suitcase at the back of the book with items that say to the world, HI THERE, THIS IS ME! An excellent springboard for school-age kids to discover who they are and where they come from. Kirkus Reviews Jamie Lee Curtis has a knack for simplifying complex topics...and interpreting them in a way children can easily understand...Her latest title, This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From(Workman Publishing) is about emigration, immigration, and the idea of leaving the old behind for the promise of the new. It s a celebration of diversity and self, helping young children to begin the process of discovering what makes them unique and what connects all of us together. Story Monsters Ink To Curtis clever, thoughtful verses, Cornell makes sure every page is enhanced withentertainment and educationboth from pop culture icons to the surly older teenage sibling to bookish devotions to cultural lessons and beyond. That the book thenbecomes an introspective, deeply contemplative interactive adventure by the final spread is a gift to every young (and not so youthful, ahem) reader indeed. The BookDragon(Smithsonianpa.org) [This Is Me] celebrates the diversity of America. Booklist Kids will find Curtis to know yourself, you must know your roots message resonant and will be scrambling to fill the pop-up suitcase at the back of the book with items that say to the world, HI THERE, THIS IS ME! An excellent springboard for school-age kids to discover who they are and where they come from. Kirkus Reviews A reminder that we all once came from somewhere else. TIME magazine Jamie Lee Curtis has a knack for simplifying complex topics...and interpreting them in a way children can easily understand...Her latest title, This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From(Workman Publishing) is about emigration, immigration, and the idea of leaving the old behind for the promise of the new. It s a celebration of diversity and self, helping young children to begin the process of discovering what makes them unique and what connects all of us together. Story Monsters Ink To Curtis clever, thoughtful verses, Cornell makes sure every page is enhanced withentertainment and educationboth from pop culture icons to the surly older teenage sibling to bookish devotions to cultural lessons and beyond. That the book thenbecomes an introspective, deeply contemplative interactive adventure by the final spread is a gift to every young (and not so youthful, ahem) reader indeed. The BookDragon(Smithsonianpa.org)

About the Author

Jamie Lee Curtis is the author of several bestselling children's books that address core childhood subjects and life lessons in a playful, accessible way. Jamie finds the inspiration for her writing all around her - in the experiences of her children, her godchildren, her friends - and of course in her own life. All of Jamie's bestselling picture books are illustrated by Laura Cornell.Jamie is also well known as an actress, with starring roles in such acclaimed films as Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda and the TV series Scream Queens. Jamie is the mother of Annie and Thomas and is married to actor/director Christopher Guest. She lives in California.Laura Cornell is the illustrator of several #1 New York Times bestsellers by Jamie Lee Curtis, including My Mommy Hung the Moon, Big Words for Little People, Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day, and Is There Really a Human Race? Laura left stunning and sunny southern California to reside in soaring and spectacular New York City.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell
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Publisher

Workman Publishing

Publication date

20th September 2016

ISBN

9780761180111

Publisher Profile

Workman Publishing is an imprint of Workman

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Workman Publishing Company, a medium-sized independent publisher, is the creator of award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun, educational children’s titles.

Publisher's Website

www.workman.com


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