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I'm Gonna Like Me : Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem

Last updated Saturday, February 22, 2020

Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
Illustrator: Laura Cornell
Date of Publication: 2002
ISBN: 0060287616
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2003

Synopsis: Follow a seriously self-actualized (and gratifyingly quirky) boy and girl throughout their day on alternating pages. The kids take turns carrying the lines, often switching off midsentence, to describe exactly how and why "I'm gonna like me."

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a Medal of "....." (Polite? Happy? Smart?) for yourself.
•  Make a hand mirror, with pictures of what you like to do in the center.
•  Take a piece of paper and cut little windows (cut an "I" into the paper, and fold the "shutters" back away from the center) on it. Then glue that piece of paper to another, lighter color piece (careful not to glue where the windows are). Write "I'm gonna like me" on the front, and inside the windows, draw what you're gonna like you doing.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!