A wonderful book highlighting how differences make us all beautiful!
Proud To Be Me, by Kim Farrell, is an entertaining story with the repetition of positivity and all of the fun and recognizable characters, is a delightful book that makes it so easily understood that everyone is different but each of those differences makes us special. Unlike other children’s books that talk about people loving who they are, Kim Farrell has gone above and beyond by first pointing out each difference but then emphasizing how that difference is so important. Another great feature of this children’s book is that the animals compare themselves to each other which brings in a reality that adults know too well. This book allows discussion about why we compare ourselves to others and how it isn’t a bad thing to see how different we all are. Additionally, with a repeating chorus of how proud they are to be themselves, it provides a wonderful mantra for children to learn and apply to themselves.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for its confidence-building, beautiful illustrations, and the interaction it encourages between the reader and the listener or just the self-reflection it allows for an older reader. It is fun and could be enjoyed by children old enough to read it to themselves. Definitely a great gift for somebody special.
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