I am Me by Trace Moroney
Trace Moroney has written a series of books exploring ‘big feelings for little people’, and in I am Me, she tackles the subject of self-esteem, and in this book the difference between healthy self-esteem and low self-esteem.
As self-esteem plays an essential role in our lives, I am Me is an important book for all young children. ‘I am me…there is no one else in the whole wide world who is exactly like me…or exactly like you,’ begins the book, then going on to say that even twins who look alike will be different.
‘Self-esteem is what we think, feel and believe about ourselves.’ The book shows what is healthy to believe about yourself and what someone with low self-esteem might think. The book has ten ways to build self-esteem, an activity to focus on the good stuff, and like all the other books in the ‘Emotions’ series, notes for parents and caregivers.
I am Me is a colourful, fun, but sensitively written book for any young child. The illustrations are fabulous, and the text will prompt many positive family discussions.
Reviewer: Karen McMillan