Illustrator: David Catrow
Grade Level: K-2
This short, picture book is about a little girl who loves herself from head to toe and inside out. Throughout the book, the character describes how she is happy with the way she looks and her personality. She states, she would love herself even if she looked and acted differently because “there’s no one else she’d rather be”.
Element 1: Self-Love and Knowledge
I Like Myself represents the first element about self-love and knowledge because it allows students to see how they should love themselves for who they are. As the character states that she would even love herself if she were any different, it shows children that they should be proud of their looks and personality.
To incorporate I Like Myself within my classroom, I would first read the book to my students. Next, I would have an open discussion where my students can reflect upon the things that make them different, what they are proud of, and what they like about themselves. I will then engage them in a short writing activity where each student will pick one thing they love about themselves, write about it, and draw a picture. When each page is complete, I will laminate and bind them together to create a classroom book to keep in the library.