Book Review and Giveaway: I’m Like You, You’re Like Me. Ends Nov 13th
I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other by Cindy Gainer illustrated by Miki Sakamoto
About the author
Over her 28-year career, Cindy Gainer has worked with and for children in many capacities, including as an educator, proprietor of a preschool, athletic mentor, award-winning author, illustrator, musician, workshop presenter, and support professional for children with special needs. I’m Like You, You’re Like Me embodies her sensitive and encouraging manner. Cindy resides nearPittsburgh,Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and son, August.
About the illustrator
Miki Sakamoto’s interest in illustration began during her childhood as she sketched, colored, and painted away for hours in her room. Her artwork is inspired by all her nieces and nephews. Miki resides in Orange County, California, with her husband, Kevin, her cat, Jake, and her mouse, Millie. She has illustrated several picture books, including What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel Nolan and My First Garden by Wendy Lewison.
About Free Spirit
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and their educational needs. Free Spirit’s mission is to help children and teens think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference in the world. For more information, visit www.freespirit.com.
About the Book
“It’s fun to find ways I’m like you and you’re like me. It’s fun to find ways we’re different.” In this colorful, inviting book, kids from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that’s straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. With its wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art, I’m Like You, You’re Like Me helps kids appreciate the ways they are alike and affirm their individual differences. A two-page adult section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.
My Review: Another great book published by free spirit introducing diversity to young children. A book parents will appreciate reading to their children, educating them about how different people are but alike in many ways. This multicultural picture book for children feature various ethnicities or races characters illustrated by Sakamoto, showing kids with long, short and curly hair, dark and light skin, how they are alike by living on the same street, attending the same school and even having the same name and many more.
The author addresses the subject of diversity through six concepts: comparing, acceptance, listening, understanding self and others, kindness and co-operation at the end of the book which parents can talk with their children.
Don’t forget that it’s our differences that make each of us unique. I highly recommend this book for parents and for classroom teaching. When we teach our children that we may be different but we are alike. Then this world would be a better place.
Age: 4 – 8
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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