Release Date: Available Now from EgmontUSA
Source: From Publisher
When you look in a mirror, who do you see?
A boy? A girl?
A son? A daughter?
A runner? A dancer?
Whoever and whatever you see–
just put out your fist and give yourself an "I am" BAM!
This jumping, jazzy, joyful picture book by the award-winning team of Walter Dean and Christoper Myers celebrates every child, and every thing that child can be.
This is a fantastic picture book. The illustrations are vivid and the verse is moving and lyrical. I also love the message that you can be anything you put your mind to.
My favorite quote from the book is:
MY MOM CALLS ME A DREAMER,
A SILVER-RAYED MOONBEAMER,
SPREADING FANTASIES ACROSS
THE HARLEM SKY.
I DREAM OF SECRET PLACES,
PLAID CLOUDS AND HIDDEN FACES,
BLACK KNIGHTS AND MAIDS
WHO SWOON AND SIGH.
Isn't that amazing? I love the imagery and each illustration captures the verse beautifully. Walter Dean Myers can apparently do no wrong. I've been reading his books since I picked up Fallen Angels at the library, oh about 20 years ago. He's an amazing talent and his son is following in his footsteps.
If you're looking for a really moving and beautiful picture book, maybe as a Christmas gift, then I highly recommend you take a look at this one. It'll capture your heart and your mind.