Posted by: irenesroth | November 9, 2016

A great picture book for kids about self-acceptance

51uu-zenn9l-_sx260_1I Love Being Me
By: April Allen
Illustrations by: Eldon Jones III

This is a wonderful picture book for kids of all ages about accepting yourself and knowing that you are unique and beautiful, just as you are.

We all tend to criticize ourselves. And this is especially the case for girls from an earlier and earlier age. Our culture sees beauty from the outside. April Allen’s book encourages girls to love themselves from the inside out and to not judge themselves or others by outside appearances. We are each unique because each one of us is different and beautiful in our own right.

Libby is a confident girl who appreciates everything about herself. She also introduces the reader all the many things she loves about herself because she loves being who she was created to be.

Libby also loves her friends and appreciates them for who they are, despite the fact that most of them come from very different and diverse backgrounds. They all look slightly different and have different hairdos and clothes. But they are all accepted by her because they are also who they were created to be.

What a great message for everyone, especially girls. It is in accepting who we truly are that we can be free to be the best that we can be.

I loved this book from beginning to end. I will be recommending this book to all the kids that I encounter in my community and church.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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