In Grandma, I’m Not a Baby Anymore…I’m a Big Girl by Rosetta Johnson, a young African American preschooler quite proudly and thoroughly asserts all of the habits and behaviors which prove she is certainly not a baby anymore. Honestly, this could serve as a beautifully illustrated and useful rule book in my home. As I read this with my 3 year old daughter, I found myself profusely nodding my head in agreement with all of the young heroine’s declarations.
There are of course, the typical behaviors that we want our children to emulate: brushing teeth and making the bed. However, there were also culturally identifiable behaviors such as sitting still while getting your hair braided and not crying. Oh, how I wanted to re-read that page about 10 times in a row. (We have just a SLIGHT problem with hair being fixed and a great deal of crying in our house – work in progress!) Other topics include manners, kindness while playing with peers, and general respect for others.
I found the large, caption style of text dispersed across the page easy to read for beginning readers. The illustrations were bright and girl-powerful with lots of pinks and lavenders. This is another keeper for our household that we can easily refer to for teaching character development.
You can get a copy of Grandma, I’m Not a Baby Anymore…I’m a Big Girl here.
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