The Resource I just like you, Suzanne Bloom

I just like you, Suzanne Bloom

Label
I just like you
Title
I just like you
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Bloom
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A diverse group of animals show how friendship can be as simple as appreciating the critter next to you
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1–This is a charming read that celebrates diversity and promotes acceptance of differences and harmony. Using domestic and wild animals, this tender story is illustrated with sweet pencil-and-watercolor artwork that will appeal to children. In the opening pages, a cute pig in a blue jumpsuit and a llama with a pink scarf look up at the sky and see the same clouds. But the pig interprets the cloud shapes one way and the llama another. On a different page it shows animals walking different ways. The text says, "You don't walk just like me." The illustrations on the two adjoining pages show a bear cub pushed in a stroller, a baby alligator being carried in a blue wrap, a flamingo with a pink parasol walking on foot, a mouse on a skateboard and a groundhog with a fancy hat riding in a wheelchair. Large illustrations and short text make this a good choice for sharing in a group setting. The message is a positive one about accepting others' perspectives even if they differ from your own. VERDICT A first purchase for libraries that serve young children. A perfect selection for a storytime or use in a one-on-one setting.—Robin Sofge, Prince William Public Library System, VA --Robin Sofge (Reviewed 11/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 11, p55)
  • /* Starred Review */ A sweet celebration of differences. There's not a cardigan in sight, but the spirit of Fred Rogers is all over this rhymed chorus of "likes." "You don't look just like me. / You don't see the things I see. / You don't walk just like me," but still and all, "You just like me! You just like me!" Bloom suspends pairs and larger groups of anthropomorphic young animals on plain, unmarked white backgrounds for these amicable declarations, and she goes to town on highlighting her figures' diversity—dressing a gray elephant in a colorfully striped shirt, wrapping a looong scarf around a woolly llama's looong neck, outfitting an ostrich with pink ruffles and a parasol a-dangle with pompoms, placing a wombat in a wheelchair and a little squirrel atop a tall unicycle. Nor are behavioral differences neglected, as a methodical porcupine ("I like to take my time") leans over a blank sheet of writing paper while the tiger cub in the next seat ("I'm speedy") is awash in notes and drawings. Scenes gradually fill up as the author gathers all and sundry together to dance (or shyly watch), to eat, and climactically to read (books printed and handwritten; in English, Danish, and Braille; a map; a sheet of music; a sewing pattern; a blueprint). The mood then calms for a concluding scene of two friends sharing an easy chair with a final: "I just like you! / Yes, I do." A manifesto to bridge the deepest chasms of otherness and to melt the stoniest of hearts. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739299
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, Suzanne
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.B59836
LC item number
Iaj 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Animals
  • Individual differences
  • Friendship
  • Animals
  • Individual differences
  • Individual differences
  • Friendship
  • Animals
Target audience
preschool
Label
I just like you, Suzanne Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1055275015
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629798783
Lccn
2017949847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055275015
Label
I just like you, Suzanne Bloom
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1055275015
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629798783
Lccn
2017949847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055275015

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