Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I am Not a Copycat! by Ann Bonwill - ADVSIABLE

Bonwill, Ann.  I am Not a Copycat!  Illustrated by Simon Rickerty.  PICTURE BOOK.  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster), 2013.  $15.99.  Content: G.  Hugo the Hippo and Bella the Bird are back (I Don’t Want to be a Pea!) and Hugo is determined to be unique.  The only problem is that Bella keeps copying everything that Hugo does.  Hugo is practicing his water ballet and Bella mimics his moves.  Before Hugo knows it, Bella is wearing an identical swimsuit.  Bella wants to be unique (just like Hugo).  Hugo is initially annoyed, but realizes sometimes it’s okay to be the same and other times it’s great to be unique.  Any child with a younger sibling will relate to Hugo’s frustration in having a small copycat.  The illustrations are cozy, fun, and of course, entirely unique.

Pre-K, EL(K-3) – ADVISBALE. Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS. 

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