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I'm Here by Peter H. Reynolds

I'm Here (edition 2011)

by Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)

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Title:I'm Here
Authors:Peter H. Reynolds
Other authors:Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Autism, Multicultural, Childhood, Coping, Being Different, Friendship, Picture Book, Quote, Dedication, Where Ideas Come From, Reaching Out, School, Fiction, Text Treasures, Contemporary Realistic Fiction

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Loved it. This book reminded me so much of myself as a child, and I wish I would have been able to read it then. It's just lovely. ( )
  DanielleMD | Jun 20, 2015 |
At the playground all the children are playing, but one little boy who is left by himself saying "I am here." Until a lost piece of paper is cared by the wind and lands right in front of him and he begins to say ' I am here.' After that, he beings to fold the paper into a paper airplane, which ends up taking him on a ride through the clouds seeing stars and splashes of sounds leading him to shout " I Here." Now it is time for the young boy to land and he notices some else.... The story is a great one expressing how each child is different in their own way and not all friends are made the same way. ( )
  Dallas_Lee | Apr 13, 2015 |
A little boy sits apart while other kids play on the playground. A piece of paper floats to him on the breeze, and he folds it into a plane...

[Imagination] ...in which he sails up through the clouds and into the stars; when he returns, the other kids catch him for a soft landing, then send him up again...

A little girl notices his plane and returns it to him, and they sit together. Here.

According to the back flap copy, Reynolds "wrote and illustrated I'm Here to help us all reach out, embrace, and appreciate children in the autism spectrum, as well as anyone who is different from ourselves." ( )
  JennyArch | Nov 4, 2014 |
A quiet, subtle story with powerful message. ( )
1 vote Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Written with a goal of encouraging children and adults to reach out, embrace, and appreciate children in the autism spectrum as well as anyone who is different from ourselves, I’m Here suggests that young readers rethink their ideas about a child who prefers solitude or who is not skillful at social interactions.

At recess, a young boy sits, by himself. The loud, playground voices are too much for him, I hear it all like one big noise. A big drum. Boom. Boom. Boom Boom.

Sitting away from the crowd he feels the touch of the wind, notices a floating leaf. When a piece of paper lands near him, he knows, “This is not where the paper wants to be.” He folds the paper into an airplane and launches it heavenward. Soon, the young boy is flying in the plane, exhuberant at the adventure.

A thoughtful, metaphorical picture book, I’m Here explores themes of friendship and acceptance and encourages children to look for opportunities to smile and be a friend.
1 vote storytimestandouts | Feb 14, 2013 |
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In a crowded park, a boy makes an airplane out of a piece of paper carried to him by a gentle breeze, sends it on its way, and watches a new friend bring it back to him.

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