Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 25: I Like Myself

My friend Mellie recommended this book to me and I'm so glad she did!  I had to take it out on inter-library loan as only a small handful of libraries in our system have it, so it might be a bit hard to come by.  This is one book, though, that every library should have in its collection.  It's clever, silly, and has an absolutely fabulous message: love yourself for who you are, no matter what.  It is a self-proclaimed sassy "ode to self-esteem," and it delivers a message that I truly hope my kids will always take to heart.  The middle school teacher in me especially loves this book.   It celebrates the uniqueness in all of us and encourages our little ones to always be themselves and love the skin they're in.  One of my favorite lines is "No matter if they stop and stare, no person ever anywhere can make me feel that what they see is all there really is to me."   The illustrations are entertaining and it's just an all around feel-good book to read.  May all of our children grow up to be as happy and carefree as the little girl in the story!


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