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When I Was Little

Written by Jamie Lee Curtis

Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis


Currently unavailable on Scribd

When I Was Little

Written by Jamie Lee Curtis

Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis

ratings:
3.5/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
4 minutes
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 26, 2007
ISBN:
9780061232428
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis, author of Today I Feel Silly and Where Do Balloons Go?, comes I'm Gonna Like Me, a funny and moving celebration of self-esteem and loving the skin you're in.

Celebrate liking yourself! Through alternating points of view, a girl's and a boy's, Jamie Lee Curtis's triumphant text shows kids that the key to feeling good is liking yourself because you are you.

A book to rejoice in and share, I'm Gonna Like Me will have kids letting off some self-esteem in no time!

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 26, 2007
ISBN:
9780061232428
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Jamie Lee Curtis is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.



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3.5
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  • (3/5)
    A four-year-old girl recalls the things that have changed since she was very little. When she was little, she ate goo, made up words, had silly hair, and had to ride in a car seat. Now, she can eat cheetos, make her hair pretty, and ride like a grown-up. This is a great book for very young children to help them understand some of the changes they have gone through since they were very little. This also encourages a small child to use their imaginations and think of ways their lives are different now!
  • (4/5)
    This book is excellent for young children. They can relate to the little girl, and see how they had grown up also.
  • (5/5)
    I am impressed with the book itself. This is a book that can help children learn aboutepetition and patterning. Showing them without even realizing it. I also love how it made me think about times when i was younger. It can help childrens minds flowing and think of there favorite memories..
  • (3/5)
    A cute little story about a four yeat old telling about the things she can do now that she could not do when she was a baby.
  • (2/5)
    This story is narrated by a four-year-old girl describing the differences between when she was little (a baby) and now. She tells of being able to paint her nails, fix her hair, help her mom, and other things that she can do now that she couldn't when she was little. The illustrations in this book were done by Laura Cornell and they are marvelous. They are so colorful and fun to look at.For this book I would have kids tell one thing that they can do now that they couldn't when they were younger. I would make a list and, as a class, we could make a poster describing all the things.
  • (2/5)
    From the eyes of a four year old, she recounts what things were like when she was little.
  • (4/5)
    You know, this is my least favorite read by Curtis and Cornell thus far...and I'm actually of two minds about it. On one hand, it's got all the trademark things we love about her books - wonderful illustrations that are zany, vivid and almost a story in-and-of themselves, and text that is both silly and hits home with kids. I simply adore the idea of a four year old and her Memoir...that's such an unexpected thing, but it's charming and adorable at the same time! I think that this book is an excellent springboard for a larger lesson on memories; giving parents and/or teacher the opportunity to challenge their young readers (or listeners) to make their own memoir in a similar vein or leading to discussion about what the kids in a reading group/story time remember from when they were "still little." On the other hand, it's got reference to junk food (by name even...Captain Crunch, Cheetoes, ect..) and it give the message that by age 4 they won't have to ride in a car seat which simply isn't true...here in Ohio, kids have to be 4'9" before they can be without a child safety seat, this is NOT a good message for kids to be getting. Overall, I give it four stars, as I said, it'd make a great spring board for additional activities in reading, writing, drawing and a fantastic place to go from for discussion about growing and changing with young children...but the "product placement" and child seat thing make me less than happy with this book as a parent. I suspect with a subtle correction about oh...how silly, you have to be X years old, or X tall or weight X amount, the car seat thing is easy to overcome and the product placement...well, if kids have already been given proper eating information and have a healthy diet at home, the knowledge that they CAN eat Captain Crunch or Cheetoes every now and then is probably not too terrible a message for kids to get.
  • (3/5)
    Very cute, great analogies/memories
  • (4/5)
    I think this is a good book for multiple reasons. One reason I like this book was for its consistent written pattern. On each page, the phrase would begin with "When I was little..." and on the second page it would begin with "But now...". I like this pattern because it is easy for young readers to follow. I also found it very relatable to the age characteristic of the child. Another reason I like this book is based off of how it gets the reader to think about growing up. I feel this book does a good job with highlighting some of the silly things that change while growing up. For example the big slide, gets smaller. However, the author also includes some things that might not change just yet. For example, the young girl still gets tucked into bed and given a kiss goodnight. I feel the overall message for this story is that not everything will change no matter how much you grow up.
  • (5/5)
    This book is an amazing book to read to young girls for many different reasons. The reason that I enjoyed it so much was because of the main character and the language. Throughout the book, the young girl reflected upon her past and she explained to herself and her audience about how she has changed as she has grown older. The author of the story did a great job producing a well-developed, realistic, and believable character. Many things that the young girl did throughout her lifetime is relatable to young children. This is great for the readers of the book because they will be more motivated to read it since they feel they can relate to it. Moreover, I enjoyed the language of the story because it was appropriate to the age level. The words were simple, yet still evoking to young readers' minds. The story keeps children constantly thinking to themselves, "What did I do as a young girl that I don't do now?" The overall message of the book is that all children eventually grow out of old habits; however, this doesn't necessarily mean to forget about the past.
  • (5/5)
    I love this book because it's a sweet reminder of what it was like to be young. As a child, the illustrations were my favorite part. They are colorful and fun with small details that can only be appreciated after reading it multiple times. I like that the pictures are whimsical but still realistic. The writing and language in the book is successful in portraying what a four-year-old would speak like. Therefore, the writing and language are simple but still convey a deeper message. The message of this book is that, even as young as four, children are people and have memories and are already starting to grow into experienced members of society.
  • (5/5)
    Summary:The title speaks for itself. It is a Four-year-old's memoir of her youth. The little girl would start each page with When I was little, ... but at the end she knew who she was.Personal Reaction:This book is one of my favorites for each of my girls said when I was little and do not even know what it means. They have such an imagination and such cute and funny stories even if it is not true.Classroom extension:1. In the classroom, I would read this story to the whole class. For I believe each one can relate to this.2. In addition, I would let the children expand by making their own story when I was little. Starting all about Me.
  • (4/5)
    “When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth” is a realistic fiction following a little girl as she recalls how far she has come in life since she was a baby. Because this little person is no longer little, this means she was when she was a baby. When she was a baby she did baby things like cry instead of use words and she didn’t even know she was a “girl” until her mom told her so. Because this person is now big, her hair is beautiful and can be worn in a multitude of styles and she is now a helper rather than a handful. She no longer sits in a “baby seat” and now goes to nursery school where she is able to share secrets with all her friends… This also means she now gets time-outs. When she was a baby, she made up words, but now she sings made up songs. Whenever she swims she now wears a full swimsuit but never floaties and slides on the slightly-smaller slide with grandma waiting at the bottom. This young lady also gets to eat grown-up food for dinner, brush her own teeth, and pretend to be a monkey in her big bed. However, she still kisses mom and dad good night, reads a book with them, and then plays tickle torture. “When I was little, I didn’t know who I was. Now I do!”