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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Review: I Love Me

When your daughter announces, at the mere age of four, that she hates her curly hair, a small part of your heart breaks.

And so, it was with great delight that we cuddled up together to read this joyful book about all the reasons you might love yourself.

The spirited rhyming text is funny and inclusive, with reasons ranging from the bizarre to the beautiful. Rich with onomatopoeia, repetition and rhythm, it's a glorious book to help children embrace their individuality and celebrate it in others.

Vibrant illustrations from Ambelin Kwaymullina, of the Pilbara region, radiate from each page, enhancing the pure joy that comes with self-acceptance and tolerance in ourselves and our community.

It's never too early to start strengthening self-esteem in our children and this uplifting book will have children of all ages joining in.

"I love the way my curly hair grows," the little girl in the book says. "I love my curly hair, too," my daughter shrieks with delight. Mission accomplished. Thank you Sally and Ambelin.

Title: I Love Me
Author: Sally Morgan
Illustrator: Ambelin Kwaymullina
Publisher: Fremantle Press, $24.99
Publication Date: March 2016
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781925163490
For ages: 1+
Type: Picture Book