I’m a big fan of the movie Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis’ performance in it. Because of this relationship it never occurred to me that I would be reading my daughter books written by the actress. It turns out, they’re pretty awesome.
It started with My Brave Year of Firsts (affiliate link). I found it in the store while we were on vacation, and I thought it might be good to read given that the kid was going to be starting kindergarten very shortly after we got back. Now we’ve purchased Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day and When I Was Little and she’s loved both of those too.
I love finding books that speak to her. The ones she wants us to read over and over again.
And so I was not surprised with the book she chose at the school library this week: I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off A Little Self Esteem.
There is something about the characters of these little kids that reminds me of mine. The writing and the rhymes get her right into the story. And the best part is that it’s a message I really want delivered. It’s okay to fall down, to stumble, to try and fail, you still have to like who you are at the very base of yourself.
And any book that makes her want to read more books? I’m buying.