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  • Writer's pictureMelinda Cropsey

Breadcrumbs Best Book: Wonderful Me, I Love All of Me, by Lorie Ann Grover + Carolina Buzio

(2019) Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY.

Wonderful Me, I Love All of Me is a perfect primer for developing a healthy self-concept!  There are far too few books out there on this all-important topic.  It’s never too soon to begin teaching young children to love their little “bio-body-suits” exactly as they are.  With playful rhymes, this board-book features a diverse group of children delighting in movement, self-discovery and simply being alive! 

Maria Montessori wrote:

 “... the child… is born of love, and love is his natural origin.”*

I’m sure we can all agree that our culture has placed an unhealthy emphasis on physical appearances. Teaching children to love themselves and to appreciate their own “uniqueness” is an important step on the road to developing some of the most important social-emotional skills:  self-compassion and self-care, and ultimately care and compassion for others.

Wonderful Me, I Love All of Me is a fun interactive addition to your little one’s first library!

  • Montessori, Maria (1995). The Absorbent Mind, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY, pp. 30-31.


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