I Like Myself!

I Like Myself!

Illustrator: David Catrow

One little girl’s exuberant ode to self-esteem that celebrates the joy of liking who you are:

Inside, outside, upside down,

from head to toe and all around,

I like it all! It all is me!

And me is all I want to be.

Even as she imagines herself with increasingly silly physical features such as “knobby knees, or hippo hips, or purple polka-dotted lips”, this indomitable little girl’s sense of self-worth remain strong.

Sassy and soulful, this book is sure to inspire every child to revel in his or her own special uniqueness. (Preschool–2nd grade)


“The brightly colored art and rhymes are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’s work with their quirky absurdity. A great addition.”

—School Library Journal

“Give kids a dose of healthy confidence building with this visually hilarious, romping picture book from Karen Beaumont and Dave Catrow. Loaded with wacky scenes of a small, smiley-faced girl with big self-esteem, this open-hearted picture book celebrates liking yourself. A joyous read for celebrating the spirit.”

—The B&N Review

“No matter what you look like, or what people say about you, it should not change the inherent beauty found within you. It’s amazing what deep insight can be found in an upbeat children’s rhyme…a certain winner with kids.”

—The Examiner

“Beaumont and Catrow work as a seamless team here. The result is that rare thing: an exhortation that elicits enjoyment even as it makes its point.”

—The Bulletin, “R” (Recommended)

“Sure to become a storytime favorite.”

—Kirkus Reviews

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Awards & Honors

2005 Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award

2004 “Best Children’s Books” Award —National Parenting Publications

2004 “Best Children’s Books” Award —Disney