Book Title: What Makes Me...Me by Anne Baldwin
Category: Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 34 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Anne Baldwin
Release date: June 2021
Formats Available for Review: print - softback (USA only), e-book PDF
Tour dates: May 2 to May 20, 2022
Content Rating: G -Suitable for everyone.
What Makes Me...Me is a story about harnessing your super powered brain. We are all special and unique and our differences are what make us all special. What Makes Me...Me was written especially for those kids with neurological differences, their families, and their friends.
I love how this book promotes acceptance. We are all different, in ways we act, react, talk, look, etc., but we all want to be accepted and appreciated for who we are, not as someone having a stigma or label.
The young boy illustrated in this book might act different than others are used to, and they might not understand his tics or how his brain works differently than theirs does. I love how he assures others that he’s like any other boy or girl in many ways, such as being brave, strong, smart, and loving. He explains his idiosyncrasies as his superpower, and he wears the badge proudly.
The illustrations are cute and lively, and the rhymes (although loose in many places) are fun to read. What Makes Me…Me is a delightful story of accepting and embracing our diversities.
Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.
Anne Baldwin is a wife, mom, and fierce advocate for neurodiverse kids. Anne wrote her first book What Makes Me...Me after her son Levi was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Passionate about stopping the stigma around Tourette-Syndrome, Anne hopes that her books about embracing your differences as what makes you unique will help kids with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and other neurological disorders to feel included and accepted by everyone. Anne lives in metro-Detroit with her husband Nick, their sons Levi and Gus, 3 cats, a dog, and a leopard gecko.
connect with the author: website ~ instagram
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