I Like The Me I See
I like the ME I see. In our current culture, when our little ones may be learning that they might not have the right hair color, or skin tone, or nose, or clothes, or verbal skills to be accepted, I love Culture Queen’s simple but profound message: I LIKE THE ME I SEE.
I like the me I see. I’ve said it to myself in many ways because, I’ll be honest, when I was asked to do a review of the book, the first thing I did was look up Culture Queen’s youTube video because the book stems from one of her songs. The song is catchy and repetitive, like most children’s music, with the resounding refrain of “I like the me I see.”. You may notice that I’ve repeated the phrase with an emphasis on different words because I think each word is important, valid, and full of self-love.
I love it.
The book (and song) is uplifting, the illustrations are colorful and relatable. And each kid can see themselves in the story. And in front of the mirror.
Culture Queen, otherwise known as Jessica Hebron, has been empowering kids through her music for years, and the release of I Like the Me I See into a picture book format is no exception. It’s a wonderful book full of body positivity and acceptance. The last page invites your little ones to draw a portrait of themselves, complete with their own crown. The book is set for release on October 15, and pre-ordered copies are available here.
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Click below for a listen to the catchy song version, plus a great Sesame Street collaboration with Will.i.am and one of our favorite Laurie Berkner tunes (hint: it involves books, of course). What is one of your favorite ‘kid music’ songs?
[Please note that I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.]