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I Like Being Me
Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along
Judy Lalli, M.S., and Photographs by Douglas L. Mason-Fry 
I Like Being Me

From the author of Make Someone Smile, this delightful collection of 26 rhyming poems for teaching social skills is perfect for reading aloud.

The themes—being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, dealing with feelings, making decisions, being a friend, and more—are clear, understandable, and relevant to the everyday lives of young children.

Hear author Judy Lalli read poems from I Like Being Me, as well as offer suggestions on how to use the book at home or in the classroom. Watch now .


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64 pages, illustrated, softcover, black and white, 8 1/4" x 7 1/4", ISBN 978-1-57542-025-7

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/J
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  • Parent Council® Selection
  • Early Childhood News Award

“A wonderful book for helping young children.” —Our Children: National PTA Magazine

Item No: 20257W

Price: $9.99


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Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., and illustrated by Elizabeth Allen 
I'm Like You, You're Like Me (paperback)
Cindy Gainer and Miki Sakamoto 
Just Because I Am (paperback)
Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., and illustrated by Melissa Iwai 

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What People Are Saying

“My favorite workshop was ‘The Power of Poetry: Strategies and Activities to Enhance Character Education’ with Judith Lalli. This workshop truly was practical, easily transferable, and fun to contemplate using with students. Before Judy's workshop I never contemplated using poetry to reinforce our character qualities. Now I definitely will. Lalli used poetry from Shel Silverstein, Jeff Moss, Langston Hughes and her very own book, I Like Being Me. In her presentation she included a sample lesson entitled “Saying I'm Sorry,” to help children learn the difference between sincere apologies and rote ones. Terrific!”

—PJ Charnofsky, Librarian and
Character Development Coordinator,
Peninsula Heritage School.


"I highly recommend that anyone who loves kids use this wonderful resource."—Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul