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I Love Me

Created by Sally MorganAmbelin Kwaymullina

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Acclaimed creators Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina celebrate individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘A beautifully written and illustrated book … about loving yourself for being you. It is a lovely book to read with small children to teach them that we should all love ourselves just the way we are.’ Read Plus

‘The book aims to build self-esteem in indigenous and non-indigenous children and the bright illustrations and bouncy prose, which uses rhyme, rhythm and repetition will engage youngsters and encourage them to join in the reading.’ Aussie Reviews

I Love Me is a wonderful reminder not just to children but to the parents and teachers reading the book with them that the best thing we can do for ourselves is embrace who we are.’ The West Australian

‘A superb little book of rhyming reasons you might love yourself.’ Reading Time

‘ … highly recommended with its simple text and uplifting message about embracing individuality.’ The Little Reading Room

‘ … full of joy, elation, and encourages infants and children to celebrate and trust in the uniqueness of self.’ National Indigenous Times

‘ … a joy to look at and fun to read.’ School Library Journal

‘You just gotta “love, love, love” this joy-filled book.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Through its words and its art, I Love Me transmits its message of self-acceptance both vibrantly and playfully.’ INFODAD

It’s lyrical and fun and situates Aboriginal children … as main characters, not sidekicks.’ Good Reading Magazine

Awards

2019 Silver Nautilus Book Award for Children’s Picture Books – Non-Fiction (Winner)
2017 ABIA Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year (Longlisted)



Pages: 24
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is the author and illustrator of a number of award-winning picture books as well as a YA dystopian series. Her books have been published in the United States, South Korea and China. Ambelin […]