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Looking Like Me (edition 2009)

by Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)

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Title:Looking Like Me
Authors:Walter Dean Myers
Other authors:Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
Info:EgmontUSA (2009), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:picture book

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This book has great illustrations and it talks about being yourself and accepting yourself as you are. ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
This was a wonderful book. The illustrations were really fun. This would be a great way to introduce an assignment to "get to know" your students. It could also be a part of teaching poetry. It would also be fun to have students work together to learn about one another and help each other think of what they like to do.
  MaBock | Mar 4, 2014 |
Summary: In this rhythmic book, a young boy looks in the mirror, wondering what kind of person he is. He goes through his day, meeting people who tell him what he is to them: a son, a brother, a writer, a city child, an artist, etc. It reads like a poem or a song, with only a few lines per page and the repetition of the phrase, "I gave it a bam."

Genre: Picture book, Poetry

Comments: The illustrations, a collage of photographs and paintings, are complex, bright, and fun, drawing the reader in and asking for multiple interpretations. The use of rhythm and rhyme appeals to children of all ages, as does the repetition of the phrase, "I gave it a bam." It would be an EXCELLENT book to use as a starting-off point for the kids writing their own poems that describe what kind of people they are. They could even bring in pictures to use to make collages, like the illustrator does. ( )
  BrittaSorensen | Oct 23, 2013 |
The young protagonist in this story seems to be quite at ease with his role as a boy, a son, a brother, a student, a reader, a friend, a writer, an artist, and a dreamer! The art seemed unrelated to the central story line, but the cut out collage is visually captivating, colorful and attractive. ( )
  cspine | Feb 7, 2013 |
Oh, yes the roles we do play in life. They can be overwhelming at time, but the young protagonist in this story seems to be quite at ease with his role as a boy, a son, a brother, a student, a reader, a friend, a writer, an artist, and a dreamer! The art seemed unrelated to the central story line, but the cut out collage is visually captivating, colorful and attractive. I liked how the kid would always hit fists "POW" with all of the people he would meet, on his journey to discovering himself.
  calvinsmith8 | Jan 10, 2011 |
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Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.

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