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I love me / Sally Morgan & Ambelin Kwaymullina, [illustrator].

By: Morgan, Sally, 1951 January 18-.
Contributor(s): Kwaymullina, Ambelin, 1975-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Fremantle, Western Australia : Fremantle Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 volume (unpaged) ; color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781925163490 (hardback); 9781925163506 (paperback).Subject(s): Children's stories -- Pictorial works | Self-acceptance -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Self-esteem in children -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.
List(s) this item appears in: Aboriginal Australia - Picture books June 2019
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Board Book M Issued 07/12/2019 IA2001900
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Board Book M Issued 07/12/2019 IA2001898
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Board Book M Issued 17/12/2019 IA2001897
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A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.

For children.

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Kirkus Book Review

This Australian import is a 24-page affirmation of self-worth for children everywhere. Morgan and Kwaymullina, both from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, use traditional Aboriginal-style art to illustrate the unique attributes that make a child loved and lovable. Vibrant, patterned colors in deep, rich hues frame each page while dots, stripes, stars, and swirling bands of color emphasize the joyous message. Two smiling brown-skinned children, sometimes joined by a black-and-white spotted dog, are haloed in variously colored auras that emphasize their singularity and seem to radiate self-love. The occasional rhymes in the text are unobtrusive but not forced. "Thin" is rhymed with "green," and "loud" with "proud." But when a rhyme is not readily available, the rhyme scheme is sensibly abandoned in favor of clarity; there is no attempt to rhyme "I love me! I love my ears. I love my laugh. / I love the way my toes make art." Onomatopoeic words repeated three times ("tap," "thump," etc.) add energy and rhythm. On the next-to-last page, one child with crossed arms looks directly at readers to ask, "Who else would I be?" before returning to the refrain, "And I love, love, love me!"You just gotta "love, love, love" this joy-filled book. (Board book. 1-3) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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