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I am human I am a work in progress Striving to be the best version of ME
From the picture book dream team behind I Am Yoga and I Am Peace comes the third book in their wellness series: I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all the great (and challenging) parts of being human, I Am Human shows that it’s okay to make mistakes while also emphasizing the power of good choices by offering a kind word or smile or by saying “I’m sorry.”
At its heart, this picture book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages children to see themselves as part of one big imperfect family—millions strong.
About the Author
Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a certified mindfulness and yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.
About the Illustrator
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books, including TheDot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
"Reynolds' simple line drawings with bursts of color have become iconic, and they serve the simple, affirming text with their own vision of the emotions and possibilities we humans have in this wide world . . . Grown-ups will enjoy reading this regularly with the children in their lives: The reminders benefit us all."--Kirkus Reviews "Verde brings it all together in the end with the connectedness of humans to each other. The clear and concise text is well-matched by Reynolds' familiar illustrations in which viewers follow an unnamed boy of color (born on page one) on his human journey . . . An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet."--School Library Journal
ISBN: 9781419731655 ISBN-10: 1419731653 Audience:
For Ages: 4+ years old For Grades: 1+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 32 Published: 2nd October 2018 Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.57 x 20.83
Weight (kg): 0.32
Susan Verde’s first picture book, The Museum, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Booklist praised, “The rhymed text captures the excitement of a being sparked by art.” Her other books include You and Me, I Am Yoga, The Water Princess, and I Am Peace, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds; as well as Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell; My Kicks, illustrated by Katie Kath; and Hey, Wall, illustrated by John Parra. Susan is a former elementary school teacher with a Master’s degree in reading remediation. In addition to writing books, Susan teaches yoga and mindfulness to kids (and adults) of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children.