Audience:Children: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Dimensions:10.81in x 8.63 x 0.44 in | 0.96 lb
Page Count:48 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM: My Self, Your Self will inspire young and old readers alike to explore and recognize the things that make them unique, from how they like their toast to their fears and dreams.
PROMOTES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS: This is a picture book that also celebrates our differences.
PLAYFUL WHIMSY: Adorable, quirky characters in a charming forest landscape combined with sweet and silly fun will beguile readers.
STUNNING ART, COTTAGECORE VIBE: Esmé’s unique style, rich detail and limited color palette are incredibly inviting. The art has a distinct RETRO vibe and yet feels incredibly FRESH at the same time.
ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATOR WITH STRONG FOLLOWING: Esmé is a beloved Tundra creator whose star continues to rise. She’s charming and charismatic, with 22k Instagram followers, and is an enthusiastic and memorable presenter (and a fixture of New York and Brooklyn-area indie bookstores).
PERFECT READ-ALOUD: With its playfulness, warmth and conversational voice, this is a perfect read-aloud to share during family, daycare and classroom storytime.
GIFT APPEAL: This gorgeous book is a great gift for any occasion but is especially perfect for baby showers, birthdays and graduations.
“[E]ach question and simple sentence is there to encourage dialogue and self-discovery from young readers…. A sublime joy.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
“Shapiro envelops big ideas within this whimsically affirming exploration of individuality and selfhood…. A welcome, wandering contemplation of a book about being ’OURSELVES together.’” —STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly
“Celebrate and ponder the joy and power of knowing one’s self in this contemplative and encouraging tale…. [C]aregivers and readers will find ample discussion opportunities on subjects such as self-discovery and thoughtfulness. The conclusion celebrates the differences found among friends, and serves as an invitation to know and honor one’s self. Shapiro’s rich, mixed-media illustrations feature a muted palette and abound with details that will enthrall readers from start to finish.” —School Library Journal
“[A] warm fuzzy book perfect for sharing with someone small who needs a bit of affirmation…. Choose My Self, Your Self for a cozy one-on-one reading session at home or in a kindergarten classroom.” —CM Reviews